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“Do you know what it’s like for a Negro to be among the ‘conquerors’ instead of the defeated? We learned about it for the first time when we ‘occupied’ Germany and none of us ever got over it. We will never go back to the old way again.“

William Gardner Smith, Interview in the New York Post (September 1959)

 




NEWS:

New Documentary:
"Breath of Freedom: Black Soldiers and the Battle for Civil Rights" (narrated by Cuba Gooding, Jr.).
Premiers February 17, 8pm ET/PT on Smithsonian Channel
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New Article:
"Freed's enduring photos of march part of exhibit"
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New Article by
Sophie Lorenz:
„Heldin des anderen Amerikas“
Die DDR-Solidaritätsbewegung
für Angela Davis, 1970–1973.
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New Film:
"The West Point -
Vassar College Initiative"
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A Breath of Freedom
By Maria Höhn &
Martin Klimke
Palgrave Macmillan October 2010
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Oxford, MS - University of Mississippi

um_museum_logo_email“The Civil Rights Struggle, African American G.I.'s, and Germany
Photographs and Oral History at the University of Mississippi Museum
February 8 - March 11, 2011

Exhibition Opening:
February 8, 2011
Introduction by Maria Höhn (Vassar College)

The Croft Institute (University of Mississippi) has partnered with the African-American Studies Program to bring to campus a collection of photographs and oral history about the experience of African-Americans in Germany during the Second World War and throughout the struggle for Civil Rights. The exhibit, created by Maria Höhn of Vassar College and Martin Klimke of the German Historical Institute and HCA Heidelberg, shows how Germany emerged as a critical point of reference in African-American demands for an end to segregation and for equal rights. We are very proud to be able to bring this international perspective on an important aspect of American history to the U.M. community.


Location

University of Mississippi Museum
University Avenue and 5th St.
Oxford, MS  38655
662-915-7073
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Impressions from the exhibition

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Press

Molly Dyal: African American Soldiers in WWII Exhibit at Ole Miss
The Mississippian Daily - February 25, 2011

Molly Dyal: African American Soldiers in WWII Exhibit at University Museum
mollydyal blog - February 21, 2011
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