Book Presentation: Harlem’s Rattlers and the Great War: The Undaunted 369th Regiment and the African American Quest for Equality

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Co-sponsored by the Alexandria Historical Society (AHS), the Black Heritage Museum of Arlington, Arlington Historical Society, and the Office of Historic Alexandria

Join the audience for a remarkable opportunity to meet professor Sammons in person. He was recently featured in the PBS American Experience series on World War I.  Alexandria AHS members may attend for free. There is a $5.00 admission fee for non-members. Members may sign up on the AHS website using the Member Code: Sammons2018

We hope you can join us for a remarkable opportunity to meet professor Sammons in person. He was recently featured in the PBS American Experience series on World War I.  Alexandria AHS members may attend for free. There is a $5.00 admission fee for non-members. Members may sign up on the AHS website using the Member Code: Sammons2018

Member Code: Sammons2018

New York University historian and author Jeffrey T. Sammons presents the tragic and heroic tale of the extraordinary African American 369th Infantry, whose soldiers distinguished themselves fighting as part of the French Army during WWI.  Professor Sammons will contextualize the highly charged and discriminatory social and political climate confronting the soldiers of the 369th and discuss the groundwork they helped to lay for the long black freedom struggle and the modern Civil Rights Movement.

Professor Sammons’ book, co-authored with John H. Morrow, Jr., will be available for purchase. The book contains a comprehensive and in-depth study of the Harlem Rattlers with photos, notes, and biographical references.

at The Lyceum,

201 S Washington St,

Alexandria VA 22314