“Double Victory” Exhibit in Wilberforce, OH

African-Americans Fighting for a Double Victory in the National Afro-American Museum & Cultural Center is an exhibition that explores the role of civilian and military service during World War II. The show tries to illuminate how African-American service during wartime advanced civil rights in the 1940s.

By using its own collections and archives, as well as materials from the National Archives, the Ohio History Connection and other resources, the exhibit brings attention to the unknown stories and sacrifice of African Americans during this critical time in America’s history. The exhibition features digital images of African American muralist Charles Alston, whose drawings were commissioned by the Office of War Information.

The Ohio History Connection uses its own resources and resources on the National Archives to bring attention to the virtually untold stories of sacrifice about African Americans during this time in our history. The show will include digitized images of African American muralist Charles Alston. His drawings were originally commissioned at the Office of War Information. In addition the show includes the personal remembrances of WWI veterans and civil rights activists.

The exhibit is open during museum hours Wednesday-Saturday, 9am-4pm.

The National Afro-American Museum & Cultural Center opened to the public in April 1988. Thousands of visitors have enjoyed the museum and its exhibits.