Hidden Virginia History: The Connection Between the Buffalo Soldiers and the Philippines

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Botetourt Gallery of Swem Library

400 Landrum Drive Williamsburg, VA
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Asian & Pacific Islander American Studies (APIA) will present a gallery exhibit at the Botetourt Gallery of Swem Library. Between 1899 and 1902 the United States engaged in a war of imperialism in the Philippines. African-American soldiers were expected to ‘take up the white man’s burden’ during this war for a country that did not see them as full citizens against another people of color. This small exhibit hopes to give voice to their story. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

There will be an opening exhibit reception at 2pm on Monday, Feb 13. Refreshments will be served.

Sponsored in part by a grant from Virginia Foundation for the Humanities.

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