For those of you who happen to live in the Metro Richmond area, I highly encourage you to check out the American Civil War Center’s new traveling exhibit entitled Take Our Stand: The African American Military Experience in the Age of Jim Crow, on display now at the Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia.
The exhibit tells the story of African American participation in the military during the fifty year span of 1898 – 1948. From the Spanish American War to the desegregation of the armed forces, Take Our Stand chronicles the exploits and travails of those Buffalo soldiers who fought two wars – one against America’s enemies and one against prejudice.
Now, technically the subject of this exhibit falls outside of the purview of this blog, so why, you may ask, would I mention it here?
Well, I wrote the first draft of the exhibit script back when I worked at the American Civil War Center!
Here’s the link: