“AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE MILITARY” Film and Lecture Series

Sunday, February 11 from 1 p.m.-3 p.m.

At the Frank E. Merriweather Jr. Library, 1324 Jefferson Ave, Buffalo, NY 14208

★★ Free and Open to the Public ★★

Join Warren Galloway and Eva Doyle as they follow the evolving role and challenges of African Americans in the U.S. military throughout history. Beginning in America’s Revolutionary War to the present, uncover the true stories of our nation’s black patriots and heroes who fought so valiantly for freedoms they themselves did not always enjoy. Galloway and Doyle will present an introduction to the subject, including portions of the award-winning film, “For Love of Liberty.” A Q&A period will follow.

Warren Galloway served in the U.S Air Force and is a retired Legislative Aide to NYS Senator Mark Grisanti and Senior Executive Assistant to Erie County Executive Joel Giambra. Previously, he was as an Affirmative Action and Human Rights Investigator with NYS and Director of Equal Opportunity at Roswell Park Cancer Institute.

Eva Doyle is a retired Buffalo Public Schools teacher with 30 years’ experience. She currently lectures extensively on African American topics throughout WNY, has authored 11 books, writes her weekly “Eye on History” column for The Criterion and hosts a radio show of the same name twice a month on WUFO-AM.

This film and lecture series is sponsored by the Buffalo & Erie County Naval & Military Park, One Naval Park Cove, Canalside, Buffalo, NY 14202, in its continuing mission to educate and inspire the community about America’s military history and our Veterans.

For more information, contact Marian Hetherly at 716-308-9649, hetherlym@gmail.com.