On French Soil: France Commemorates the Service of African American Soldiers
- Friday, December 3, 2021
- 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Time and again, the French people have expressed their appreciation for the service and sacrifice of African American troops in World War I and World War II. This program explores the varied ways in which the French have honored African American troops and the impact of this relationship on the French cultural landscape. Krewasky Salter will moderate the program with presentations from Andre Rakoto, John Morrow, and Laurence Cossu-Beaumont.
Co-Sponsor: Embassy of France
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Program Images: French Croix de Guerre medal issued to Cpl. Lawrence Leslie McVey and photographic postcard.
From the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Gina R. McVey, Granddaughter