As the country remembers the centennial celebration of the United States’ involvement in World War I, and honors African American participation in Times of War, Ryan Reft, co-curator of the Echoes of the Great War exhibition, will take guests on a tour of the activism and aspirations of African American service personnel during World War I and how it influenced their fight for civil rights during the 20th century after returning home.  The tour will take place at the Library of Congress on Friday, February 9th.

Soldiers of the 369th (15th N.Y.), 1919. (Photo Courtesy of U.S. National Archives via