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Program meets at C3/Landing Area 1. Each 30-minute performance starts at: 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM.

Free; walkin-in

About This 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.  Two years, five months, and nineteen days after the Emancipation Proclamation, Blacks in Galveston, Texas found out about Mr. Lincoln’s order. In the course of this program visitors will learn what it meant, and why we celebrated it today.

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: Slavery to Freedom  exhibiton.  The National Museum of African American History and Culture

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