Panel to Share Challenges of African Americans in WWII

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May 28, 2013

6-7:30pm.

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

New York Harbor

Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult

FREE

Event description: THIS PANEL HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FROM MAY 1 TO MAY 28.

Award-winning news anchor David Ushery will lead a discussion between Tuskegee Airman Roscoe Brown, USS Mason crewmember Lorenzo DuFau, and Pearl Harbor survivor Clark Simmons about their experiences as African Americans serving in our nation's segregated armed forces during WWII.

The battles of World War II were fought on two separate fronts in the European and Pacific Theatres. For the 125,000 African American soldiers who fought overseas, there was a 3rd front with which they had to contend - the prejudice back home. Despite large odds and against common reasoning of the times, black servicemen were able to distinguish themselves in the air, at sea and on land. The Intrepid Museum is proud to honor a few of these men as they share their personal stories in an evening dedicated to African Americans in WWII.

Doors open at 5:30pm; discussion begins at 6pm. Free and open to the public but advance reservations are required. RSVP at educationevents@intrepidmuseum.org.

Address: Pier 86, 46th Street and 12th Avenue
New York Harbor, NY 10036
Phone: 212-245-0072
Website: intrepidmuseum.org

About Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

Standard hours: April 1-Oct. 31: Monday-Friday, 10am-5pm; Saturday-Sunday, 10am-6pm. Nov. 1-March 31, Daily, 10am-5pm
Wheelchair accessible: Yes
Stroller parking: No
Stroller check: No
Bring food: Yes
Buy food: Yes
Where is food allowed: Food allowed in designated spots
Changing tables in the women's room(s): Yes
Changing tables in the men's room(s): Yes
Family bathroom: Yes

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is dedicated to the exhibition and interpretation of history, science, and service as related to its home aboard the aircraft carrier Intrepid, a National Historic Landmark. As you explore the Museum you will be able to examine original artifacts, view historic video footage, and explore interactive exhibits.

Launched in 1943, the former aircraft carrier USS Intrepid fought in World War II, surviving five kamikaze attacks and one torpedo strike. The ship later served in the Cold War and the Vietnam War. Intrepid also served as a NASA recovery vessel in the 1960s. It was decommissioned in 1974, and today is berthed on the Hudson River as the centerpiece of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum.


Party room: Yes

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