black officer and his wife they came to fight
Programs

Traveling Exhibit
New Traveling Exhibit
They Came to Fight: African Americans and the Great World War Exhibit

Monday - Saturday, 10 AM - 4 PM at the Fort Des Moines Museum
September 10 - October 10, 2011(Extended Dates)

Presentation (Brochure - PDF)
They Came to Fight: African Americans and the Great World War
September 17, 2011, 2:00 PM

McDaniels will discuss the African Americans who served during the Great War. Pellom McDaniels III is an assistant professor of history and American studies, specializing in African American history, biography, sports and masculinities studies at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Currently, he is researching and writing on the life and career of the nineteenth century jockey Isaac Murphy. McDaniels has also served as chairman of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum's Board of Directors, as a Trustee of the National World War I Museum, and as a board member of the Black Archives of Mid America in Kansas City.

curriculum materials They Came To Fight Curriculum Materials
The 'They Came To Fight' exhibition is now available in the form of a curriculum. For more information on the same, please contact Dr. Pellom McDaniels at mcdanielsp@umkc.edu .

 

 

Opening Reception
The curators would like to thank all the members of the Kansas City community that came to the exhibition's opening reception at the African American History & Culture House at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
>>Please click here for images from the opening.

Upward Bound
Students from Upward Bound visited the exhibition to get a meaningful insight into the life and times of their African-American forefathers.
>>Please click here for images from the visit.

Panel Discussion
The exhibition was recently part of an engaging panel discussion.
>>Please click here for images from the event.

Grandview High School Visit
The students of Grandview High School recently stopped by for a look at the exhibition.
>>Please click here for images from their visit.



The exhibition and programming were made possible by the following sponsors:
The African American History & Culture House
UMKC Student Affairs & Enrollment Management
UMKC College of Arts & Sciences
UMKC Department of History
UMKC American Studies Program
UMKC Office of Diversity and Equity
UMKC LGBT Programs
UMKC Special Collections
National World War I Museum
Black Archives of Mid-American in Kansas City
Negro Leagues Baseball Museum
Emory University
Missouri History Museum
Kansas City Public Library Missouri Valley Room
Herman Johnson,LLC
The Pellom McDaniels III Collection

 
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