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Difficult Journey Home: A Virtual Discussion with Retired US Army Colonel Dr. Krewasky Salter on the African American Experience in World War I – Hosted by Independence Seaport Museum
February 23, 2021 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join the Independence Seaport Museum (ISM) for a free virtual discussion with retired U.S. Army Colonel, Dr. Krewasky Salter, who serves as the Executive Director of the First Division Museum at Cantigny Park and (Guest) Associate Curator of We Return Fighting: The African American Experience at the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Dr. Salter is also a contributing author of We Return Fighting: World War I and The Shaping of Modern Black Identity (Smithsonian Books). During WWI, 370,000 African American soldiers labored, fought, and, in some cases, died to make the world safe for a democracy that refused them equal citizenship at home. Dr. Salter and the ISM staff will discuss WWI’s impact on the birth of the “New Negro” as well as the parallel between the Red Summer and the national protests for racial justice following the murder of George Floyd in May 2020.?