Washington D.C. – We Return Fighting: The African American Experience in World War I examines the experiences of African Americans before, during, and after the so-called “war to end all wars”—and how those experiences forever changed our nation and the world.
While the foundation of the exhibition is the African American military experience from 1917 to 1919, the exhibition also considers the non-military experiences of African Americans before, during, and after the war. The exhibition goes beyond war history to show how that global conflict changed African American life, contributing to the birth of the Negro Renaissance and the civil rights and labor movements.
Exhibition dates: December 13, 2019, to June 14, 2020
Location: Special Exhibitions Gallery on NMAAHC’s Concourse Level