Black History in Iowa at Noon

Black History in Iowa at Noon

Date/Time
Feb 15, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Location
Meeting Room D

Description

Black History in Iowa
A series provided by the State Historical Society of Iowa

The Education and Training of Seven African American U.S. Army Officers

In this session, Bernard Harris, Ph.D., provides an analysis of little-known facts uncovered from archives and museums concerning Fort Des Moines, Iowa, in 1917, when the installation hosted the segregated Infantry and Medical Officer Training Camps. Harris explores the activities experienced by seven African American civilians who attended and graduated with U.S. Army officer commissions, who went on to serve overseas in France, many in the trenches of WWI.

Join us for the entire series, including:
2/1 ~ Iowa’s Black Migration: Into, Around, Out Of, and Back Again
2/8 ~ “We Came Home Together”: Black Civil War Veterans and Community Building in Iowa
2/15 ~ The Education and Training of Seven African American U.S. Army Officers
2/22 ~ Emancipation Celebrations: the Historical Context for Juneteenth

Wednesdays at Noon in Room D

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