C. R. Gibbs African American History and Culture Lecture Series

Cleveland Park Library

C. R. Gibbs African American History and Culture Lecture Series

Monday, Feb. 4, 2019, 7 p.m.

The District's Black Doughboys of World War I
The forgotten story of the all-Black First Separate Battalion of the DC National Guard. A century ago, these local men were sent from the Jim Crow capital of the United States to fight in the trenches of war torn France and were awarded the Croix de Guerre, one of France's highest military honors. 

Historian C. R. Gibbs brings his lively and engaging lecture style to the library in celebration of Black History Month. Passionate and knowledgeable, his talks are always informative and his scholarship accessible.