Speaker highlights African-American experiences in WWII

March 12, 2018

Image with caption: Kim Guise

Kim Guise

Kim Guise, assistant director for curatorial services at The National WWII Museum in New Orleans, will provide an inside look at the creation of the exhibit "Fighting for the Right to Fight: African American Experiences in World War II" at noon on March 27 in the Sorrell Center, Room 2010.

Guise will highlight some of the show's personal stories and share behind-the-scenes details about the artifacts and oral histories that tell of the fight for freedom and democracy at home and abroad during the war.

The exhibit will be on display at the Durham Museum through July 15.

Guise specializes in the American prisoner-of-war experience in World War II. Since 2008, she has facilitated the acquisition of hundreds of collections at The National WWII Museum and has curated several major exhibits, including "Guests of the Third Reich: American POWs in Europe" and "From Barbed Wire to Battlefields: Japanese American Experiences in World War II." She served as a key advisor and a curatorial lead on "Fighting for the Right to Fight: African American Experiences in World War II."

The event is offered through the Time Travelers program, which provides free museum admission for UNMC employees, students, and their immediate family with a valid identification badge, while also offering lectures, workshops and other events on the medical center campus.

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