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No Man’s Land: East Texas African Americans in WWI


No Man’s Land: East Texas African Americans in WWI will be traveling throughout Texas over the two-year centennial period (2017-2019). Come walk among the eleven thousand veteran names on display and learn their stories: men who died in combat, served as officers, unloaded ships, buried the dead, kept the sawmills going, trained for war on Texas college campuses, and in some cases, deserted. You will see the Great War–and possibly your own community–in a completely different light.The exhibit will be at the Buffalo Soldiers National Museum in Houston (June 30 - August 27), and Museum of the Gulf Coast in Port Arthur (September 2 - December 30). The exhibit will continue to show in 2018 at Museum of Texas Tech University, Gregg County Historical Museum, Texas Institute for the Preservation of History Culture, and Museum of East Texas. Supplemental information is available on the website.

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