- Written by Belinda Elliott
- Category: Events
- Published: 30 April 2019
Join us for a live broadcast of Another View in Yorktown!
Friday, June 28
12 p.m. (Arrive by 11:15 a.m. to be part of the live audience.)
The American Revolution Museum
200 Water Street, Route 1020, Yorktown, VA 23690
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Another View will broadcast live from the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown on Friday, June 28, from noon until 1 p.m. and include these special guests:
Katherine Egner Gruber, Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation special exhibitions curator for "Forgotten Soldier." She was instrumental in the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown's permanent exhibition galleries, the "Liberty Fever" film, and its first exhibition, "AfterWARd: The Revolutionary Veterans Who Built America," as well as the Jamestown Settlement special exhibition, "TENACITY: Women in Jamestown and Early Virginia"
Harvey Bakari, historical content advisor and former manager of African-American interpretation at the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
Christy Coleman, CEO American Civil War Museum, Richmond, Virginia
Cassandra Newby Alexander, Historian and Dean of the College of Liberal Arts at Norfolk State University
Also joining us in the audience will be members of the Buffalo Soldiers and Troopers Motorcycle Club. These men and women ride their (iron) horses to represent the horses that were ridden by the Buffalo Soldiers during the 1800’s. Their purpose is to educate those who are unfamiliar with the sacrifices and hardships that the Buffalo Soldiers of the 9th and 10th U.S. Cavalries had to endure.
On June 29, the museum will open its’ “Forgotten Soldier” exhibit. This is an opportunity to explore not only the roles Black soldiers played in the American Revolution but in other wars as well.
During the American Revolution, free and enslaved Blacks found themselves on both sides of the war. The forgotten soldier exhibit explores their roles and how their contributions impacted the war the shaped their lives. Exhibition Curator Katherine Gruber says, “What we really want to do is shift your gaze to see history though a new lens.” The exhibit tells the Black Soldiers stories through rare artifacts, documents, artwork and interactive exhibits.
Visit the museum website for more information.