A new exhibit, “African Americans in World War II,” opens on Jan. 12 in the first floor gallery at the Kalamazoo Valley Museum. This photographic exhibit showcases the efforts of African Americans both on and off the field of battle.
More than 2.5 million African Americans served in all branches of service, and in all theaters of operations during World War II. Despite extensive discrimination and segregation, they met the challenge, persevered and served with distinction and honor. Many black infantrymen were involved in the war in Europe and the war in the Pacific. In addition, black support of war efforts from the home front was important to the success of allied forces.
The exhibit is on loan from The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History and will be displayed at the Museum until April 14, 2013.
Admission to the Museum is free.
The Kalamazoo Valley Museum is operated by Kalamazoo Valley Community College and is governed by its Board of Trustees.