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Sep 7

Special Gallery Exhibit-Fighting for the Right to Fight: African American Experiences in World War II

Special Gallery Exhibit - Fighting for the Right to Fight: African American Experiences in WWII

At the outbreak of World War II, many African Americans rushed to enlist. They were determined to fight to preserve the freedom they themselves had been denied. Fighting for the Right to Fight: African American Experiences in WWII tells their story.

The exhibit highlights African American achievements and struggles during World War II both abroad and at home and explores how the war served as a catalyst for the Civil Rights Movement. It includes personal accounts of those who served, including an eight-minute video on the Tuskegee Airmen.

Family Days/FREE Admission
Sunday, September 10, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sunday, October 15, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sunday, November 11, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sunday, December 10, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sunday, January 14, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Fighting for the Right to Fight: African American Experiences in WWII was produced by The National World War II Museum. All rights reserved. National Touring Sponsors: Abbot Downing & Wells Fargo.

Exhibit Sponsors: Fox Rothschild LLP, Dallas Tourism Public Improvement District, and the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs

Community Partners: African American Museum, Bishop Arts Theatre Center, Claude R. Platte DFW Chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen,
Dallas Civil Rights Museum, Dallas County Community College District, Eastfield College History Department, Holy Cross Catholic Church, Paul Quinn College, St. Paul United Methodist Church, Saint Paul Methodist Church, St. Philip’s School and Community Center, Texas Center for African American Studies at University of Texas at Arlington, University of North Texas, Veterans Resource Center, and Wilshire Baptist Church

Media Partners: Albert Outdoor Advertising, Efrogs-Short trip shuttle service, GospelConnection.com and KHVN Radio

The exhibit will run through January 26, 2018.

OTHER UPCOMING RELATED PROGRAMMING:

Speaker: Dr. Graham Cox | Topic: Jim Crow Laws and the Nuremberg Trials
Thursday, September 28, 2017 | at the Museum, 6:30 p.m.
Dr. Graham Cox, Lecturer in the History Department at the University of North Texas, will discuss how U.S. policymakers were able to seek
justice for the Holocaust at the Nuremberg trials without addressing racial inequality at home. Free. RSVP required through Eventbrite.

Film Screening: The Tuskegee Airmen | Thursday, November 30, 2017 | at the Museum, 6:30 p.m.
Join us for a screening of HBO’s The Tuskegee Airmen starring Laurence Fishburne. This film is based on the story of the
groundbreaking Tuskegee Airmen unit, the first African American combat pilots in the U.S. Army Air Corps, who fought in World War II.
Free. RSVP required through Eventbrite.

Sep 23

Museum Day Live!

Museum Day Live!
Saturday, September 23, 2017 | At the Museum

The Dallas Holocaust Museum is participating in this year's Museum Day Live! Sponsored by Smithsonian magazine, visitors can download a free ticket by signing up at Smithsonian.com/museumday. Enter your name, email address, and select the "Dallas Holocaust Museum" and a ticket will be emailed to you. Each ticket will admit two people. Only one ticket per email address. The ticket is only valid on Saturday, September 23, 2017.

Sep 24

Survivor Speakers Series - September

Survivor Speaker Series
Sunday, September 24, 2017 at the Museum, 12:30 p.m.
Join us to hear the testimonies of Holocaust survivors, refugees, and
hidden children, as well as survivors of modern-day genocides.
Free. Admission fees for Museum exhibits apply.

Sunday, September 24 - Bert Romberg, Kindertransport Refugee

Sep 28

Speaker: Dr. Graham Cox | Topic: Jim Crow Laws and the Nuremberg Trials

Speaker: Dr. Graham Cox
Topic: Jim Crow Laws and the Nuremberg Trials
Thursday, September 28, 2017 | at the Museum, 6:30 p.m.

Join Dr. Graham Cox, Lecturer in the History Department at the University of North Texas, for a talk entitled "Seeking Justice for the Holocaust: Franklin D. Roosevelt, Herbert C. Pell, and the Limits of International Law."

This talk focuses on how the United States was able to seek justice abroad after World War II without addressing racial inequality at home.

Following World War II, the Allies had the responsibility of creating an international legal protocol to prosecute Nazi officials at Nuremberg. Dr. Cox will discuss how U.S. policymakers limited the scope of new international law seeking justice for the Holocaust to avoid creating precedents that might boomerang on the United States and its own policy of racial segregation. By linking “crimes against humanity” with “aggressive war” and “conspiracy” to protect American sovereignty against accusations about its own unequal social order, US policymakers simultaneously and hypocritically proclaimed the United States as the moral leader of the postwar new world order.

Free. RSVP required through Eventbrite.

Oct 2

iRead Book Club: Neighbors by Jan T. Gross

Monday, October 2, 2017 at the Museum, 12 p.m.
Join us as we read books that move us and explore key literary and
historical points. This month, we will discuss Jan T. Gross’ Neighbors.
Open to Museum members and volunteers. Free. RSVP to
cdecoster@dallasholocaustmuseum.org.

Oct 9

Civil Discourse Panel Discussion: U.S. Policies on Refugees

Civil Discourse Series
Panel Discussion: U.S. Policies on Refugees
Monday, October 9, 2017 | 6:30 p.m.
Unity of Dallas
6525 Forest Lane, Dallas, TX 75230

The Civil Discourse Series presents all sides of a thought-provoking topic through respectful discussion. For each event, the Museum will convene a panel of subject matter experts to represent their unique perspectives on an issue related to human and civil rights.

In this session, we will discuss U.S. Policies on Refugees.

This event will be moderated by Stella M. Chavez, KERA Reporter and Blogger.

Panelists include:
Mark Hetfield, President & CEO, Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society
Mark Hugo Lopez, Director of Global Migration and Demography, Pew Research Center
Final Panelist TBA

Free. RSVP required through Eventbrite.

Oct 15

Eichmann Trial Symposium

Eichmann Trial Symposium
Sunday, October 15, 2017 | 1 p.m.
Aaron Family Jewish Community Center
Zale Auditorium
7900 Northaven Road, Dallas, TX 75230

The Ackerman Center for Holocaust Studies at The University of Texas at Dallas and the Dallas Holocaust Museum jointly present a symposium on Adolf Eichmann, known as the architect of the Final Solution.

This event will feature student presentations and keynote speaker Ellen Rudolph, former Director of the Maltz Museum and Chief Curator of the Akron Art Museum.

Schedule:
1:00 p.m. Opening Remarks
1:10 p.m. Dr. David Patterson, Hillel A. Feinberg Chair in Holocaust Studies, UTD
2:00 p.m. Break
2:15 p.m. Student Panel
3:15 p.m. Break
3:30 p.m. Ellen Rudolph, former Director of the Maltz Museum, Chief Curator of the Akron Art Museum
4:30 p.m. Reception

Supported by Texas Holocaust & Genocide Commission

Free. RSVP required through Eventbrite.

Oct 24

Hope for Humanity

Hope for Humanity - 2017 Honoree: LAUREN EMBREY
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 | The Fairmont Dallas
6 p.m. Cocktails, 7 p.m. Welcome and Dinner, 8 p.m. Program

Join us as the Museum proudly honors Human Rights Champion
LAUREN EMBREY as our 2017 Hope for Humanity Honoree. This
annual dinner is the primary annual fundraising event of the Dallas
Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance. Proceeds
from the dinner fund the Museum’s exhibits and year-round community
and educational programming.

Tables of 10 start at $5,500. Contact
469.399.5202 or Events@DallasHolocaustMuseum.org.

UPCOMING MUSEUM EVENTS:

NOVEMBER
November 9, 2017: Upstander Speaker, Samantha Nutt at the Communities Foundation of Texas at 6:30 p.m.

November 16, 2017: Lunch and Learn, Sex Trafficking in Texas, Location TBD, 11:30 a.m.

November 30, 2017: Film Screening The Tuskegee Airman 6:30 p.m. at Museum

DECEMBER
December 4, 2017: iRead Book Club: Lilac Girls, 12 noon at Museum. Meet the author at 7 p.m. at the JCC. VIP Reception at 6:30 p.m.