Sable Soldiers: The African American Experience During WWI

    Join us in celebrating Black History Month with the 1696 Heritage Group's 

    Sable Soldiers: The African American Experience During WWI

    Monday, February 6th at 6 p.m.

    Join us as Keith Stokes of the 1696 Heritage Group teaches us about the experience of African Americans both at home and abroad during the First World War.

    "Sable Soldiers is the story of those African heritage men and the many women who would join them to contribute greatly to the war effort at home and abroad. Despite the harsh discrimination of the 19th century spilling over into the start of the 20th century and WWI, African American men and women came forward to serve their country. They would utilize the threat to country and home to seize the opportunity to gain respect and equality that would later shape the civil and equal rights movements of the 20th century."

    Registration is recommended for this program. To register, contact Lauren at lwalker@coventrylibrary.org or 822-9104.