National WWII Museum Gets Award For African-American Exhibit

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A congressional advisory group has recognized the National World War II Museum for its exhibit "Fighting for the Right to Fight: African American Experiences in World War II."

         The museum says it received the 2015 Veterans Braintrust Award from the Congressional Black Caucus Veterans Braintrust — an advisory group on issues related to African Americans and veterans affairs.

         Gen. Colin Powell established the award in 1990 to recognize outstanding national and community commitment to black veterans.

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         The exhibit is on display in New Orleans through May 30, 2016. After that, it will go on a two-year national tour.

         It features artifacts, photographs and oral histories highlighting achievements and challenges of African Americans during World War II, and tells how the war became a major catalyst for the civil rights movement.

 

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