The Oneida County History Center has announced “African Americans in Times of War,” a program celebrating Black History Month, is set for Saturday, February 3rd from 1 to 3 pm.
The Oneida County History Center will join the Utica/Oneida County Branch NAACP to celebrate and honor African American Veterans. Guest Speakers will include Ms. Pauline Bright, Mr. John Harrison, and Mr. Edward Jackson all of Utica, and Mr. Herbert Thorpe of Rome. These individuals will present a brief summary of their experiences in the military and its relationship to the theme “African Americans in Times of War. In addition, there will be a tribute to African American Veterans, performances, and light refreshments.
Veterans and or friends/family of veterans are being asked to bring a picture of the individual in uniform to the program. The pictures will be displayed and used for a special presentation honoring African American veterans.
This program takes place in the center’s main gallery, located at 1608 Genesee Street, Utica. For more information call (315) 796-2512.
Photo: John Hilton Receives Soldiers Metal.