Free Presentation: African American Art, Fort Huachuca, and World War II

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Join MCC and Arizona Humanities for a presentation from Betsy Fahlman, author and professor of art history at Arizona State University.

Professor Fahlman will discuss the importance of Fort Huachuca in Sierra Vista, which is the surprising site of a remarkable story of African American art during World War II.

The base was home to two black military divisions where Arizona painter Lew Davis painted murals for the two segregated officers’ clubs.Fort Huachuca front

For the black officers’ club, Davis produced something stunningly original: The Negro in America’s Wars, which represented African American participation in the Revolution, the War of 1812, the Civil War, and World War I.

Davis then produced a series of morale-building posters with African American faces.

Finally, Davis helped organized an exhibition of 86 works by 37 African American artists.

Professor Fahlman will cover the works and contributions of Arizona painter Lew Davis in this session.

ASU Professor Betsy Fahlman

ASU Professor Betsy Fahlman, AZ Humanities Speaker

 

The MCC Neal Campus-Kingman Student Activities Council, MCC Neal Campus-Kingman Library, and Arizona Humanities are hosting the presentation.

Students, staff, faculty and members of the public are invited to this free event.

 

What:              Professor Fahlman will discuss the role of African American art at Fort Huachuca in Sierra Vista, Arizona during World War II.

 

When:             Thursday Feb. 8

                        6:00 pm

 

Where:            MCC Neal Campus-Kingman

                        Bldg. 200, Room 240 

1971 Jagerson Ave

 

Cost:                Free. Open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

 

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