Join AMoA for a monthlong exhibition highlighting African Americans serving in World War II. Presented by the Buffalo Soldiers Historical Society, this exhibition features panels and information about the contribution of African American men and women in all branches of service during the war. This exhibition is partnering with The Pelican State Goes to War: Louisiana in World War II, on display through February, 2020.
On December 8, 1941, just one day after the Pearl Harbor attacks, the United States officially entered World War II—Louisiana, however, was already front and center in the country’s defense preparations. From 1940 to 1945, Louisiana hosted the largest maneuvers in US military history, witnessed massive changes to its industrial base, and saw its citizens become enthusiastic contributors to what President Franklin
Opened in October 2017, this exhibition spotlights the development of Louisiana art in the state through connections between artists and educators, and is the first permanent exhibition of works from the AMoA Collection.
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