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Army brings national African-American photo exhibit to San Antonio
The U.S. Army has developed a new traveling photo exhibit that honors the contributions African-American soldiers have made throughout the military's history.
The 160-photo exhibit, titled "Strength Through Freedom ... The U.S. Army Celebrates African American History," will tour four cities throughout the country.
Photos were gathered from the archives of the Army, NAACP, African-American newspapers and the files of photojournalist Felix Bryant. The exhibit also will display captured images of prominent African Americans during the fight for civil rights.
The exhibit will be on display at the University of Texas Institute of Texan Cultures in San Antonio from Jan. 3-16. The event is free and open to the public. It will also have tour stops in Los Angeles, Detroit and Baltimore.
"From our nation's and our people's Buffalo Soldiers to our 'Global War on Terrorism fighters,' this exhibit takes us on a journey through history and tells us a story that is often overlooked, but deserves the utmost attention," says Col. Thomas Nicholson, the U.S. Army's director of strategic outreach. "All generations should share in the pride, the education, and the courage this exhibit offers in beautiful display."