The Battlefield Was Hell: Black Soldiers Write and Paint WW1

Date of Event: 15 November 2011
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An Art Exchange Event in Nottingham focusing on the experiences of African American soldiers in WW1.

Due to discriminatory and racist practices, only 20% of African American soldiers saw combat with the rest living and dying as labourers in conditions akin to slavery .

Join academic and specialist on slavery, Celeste-Maries Bernier, who will share materials - paintings, sketches, diaries, autobiographies, photographs, letters, prints, portraits, sculptures and documentary clips - to begin to recover this lost Black military experience.


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