Highlights from the Event

Afrofuturism often incorporates a historical reconstruction of the past and many science fiction writers are often inspired by the real-life stories of African Americans serving in the military.  Attend one of our History Alive! programs and hear real stories about Blacks in the military and explore themes of freedom, self-determination, citizenship, valor, and much, much, more.  The Buffalo Soldiers were among the first authorized soldiers after the American Civil War who defended the country. Learn how they got the opportunity, what they did, and their legacy.

Additional Information:  John W. McCaskill, M.A. brings dynamic public speaking presentations in Washington, DC and across the country.  To authenticate his living history presentations, he adorns period attire for colonial, WWII/Army Air Corps Tuskegee Airmen, and Civil War U.S. Colored Troops, World War I, Reconstruction, Buffalo Soldier, and the 1960’s Civil Rights period.

Image Credit:  Double Victory: The African American Military Experience exhibition, The National Museum of African American History and Culture.  

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