Hellfighters and Sons of Freedom: African Americans in World War I

Hell Fighters
Free Event

The 369th Infantry Regiment was the first African American regiment to serve with the American Expeditionary Forces during World War I.  Known for their toughness in battle, they were nicknamed the "Hell Fighters" by the German army because they never lost a man through capture, lost a trench or a foot of ground to the enemy.

Join the Virginia War Memorial Executive Director Clay Mountcastle, as we commemorate the start of both Black History Month and the 100th Anniversary of the end of WWI. During his presentation, Clay will share the fascinating  often untold, stories of these war heroes and many more, as he examines the larger role African-Americans played in The Great War. 

Doors open at 5:00 P.M.

Presentation begins at 6:00 P.M. 

FREE, Registration strongly encouraged.

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For more information, please contact 
Associate Director of Education, Morgan Guyer at 804-786-9700