On the Frontlines

Fighting on Two Fronts Explores Black Military Service in America for Black History Month Jan. 16 – Feb. 26

By Annamarya Scaccia

revoluntaryAfrican Americans have a long history of serving in the U.S. Military.

From the American Revolution to the current war in Afghanistan, African Americans have fought on the battlefield to support their country, and protect the freedoms it affords. But in the face of their unwavering dedication, they’ve also had to battle discrimination at home and overseas.

In celebration of Black History Month, which starts Feb. 1, Montpelier Arts Center will honor and explore black military service over a 200-year period, starting with the Revolutionary War and following through the Vietnam War. The exhibit, titled “Fighting on Two Fronts,” will highlight this service and support in the ever-evolving face of widespread racism and injustice.

The exhibition opens Wednesday, January 16 and runs through February 26 at the Montpelier Arts Center, 9652 Muirkirk Road in Laurel. A two-hour public reception for the exhibit is scheduled for Sunday, February 3. It will start at 2 p.m.

Black History Month Exhibition

Fighting on Two Fronts: Black Military Service in the United States

Public Reception: Sunday, February 3, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

9652 Muirkirk Road 

Laurel, MD 20708 

Published on Prince George’s Suite – Monday, January 14, 2012

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