TUSKEGEE AIRMAN ROSCOE BROWN, PEARL HARBOR SURVIVOR CLARK SIMMONS AND USS MASON CREWMEMBER LORENZO DUFAU TO SHARE CHALLENGES OF AFRICAN AMERICANS IN WWII AT INTREPID SEA, AIR & SPACE MUSEUM
FROM: INTREPID SEA, AIR & SPACE MUSEUM
TUSKEGEE AIRMAN ROSCOE BROWN,
PEARL HARBOR SURVIVOR CLARK SIMMONS AND
USS MASON CREWMEMBER LORENZO DUFAU
TO SHARE CHALLENGES OF AFRICAN AMERICANS IN WWII
AT INTREPID SEA, AIR & SPACE MUSEUM
Panel Moderated By WNBC Anchor David Ushery
Award-winning news anchor David Ushery will lead a discussion between Tuskegee Airman Roscoe Brown, USS Mason crewmember Lorenzo DuFau and Pearl Harbor survivor Clark Simmons about their experiences as African Americans serving in our nation's segregated armed forces during WWII on Wednesday, May 1, from 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM, at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, located at Pier 86 (46th Street and 12th Avenue), Manhattan.
The battles of World War II were fought on two separate fronts in the European and Pacific Theatres. For the 125,000 African American soldiers who fought overseas, there was a 3rd front with which they had to contend - the prejudice back home. Despite large odds and against common reasoning of the times, black servicemen were able to distinguish themselves in the air, at sea and on land. The Intrepid Museum is proud to honor a few of these men as they share their personal stories in an evening dedicated to African Americans in WWII.
The event is free and open to the public. Doors open at 5:30 PM; discussion begins at 6:00 PM. Advance reservations are required. Please RSVP at EducationEvents@intrepidmuseum.org
DATE: Wednesday, May 1
TIME: 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
LOCATION: Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
46th Street & 12th Avenue