Native American Soldiers in World War I and the Path to Citizenship

DATE AND TIME

Feb 16, 2023 | 12:00 pm -

Jan 16, 2023 | 1:00 pm

Location

virtual

Sivan Ben-Aderet
[email protected]

Join Commonpoint Queens and the National Museum of the U.S. Army for 4 amazing virtual history classes in partnership with the Center for Interactive Learning & Collaboration. All classes are free and registration is limited – click here to register.

Defining “American”: Native American Soldiers in World War I and the Path to CitizenshipParticipants will engage with the Army’s history through artifacts, primary sources, and Soldiers’ Stories. From the Revolutionary War and through present day, American Indians have proudly served the U.S. Army often without recognition or the benefits of citizenship. During World War I, nearly 12,000 indigenous Soldiers served in the armed forces with distinction. Their actions to protect the nation focused attention on disparities among indigenous Americans and paved the way for all indigenous people to enjoy the promise of American citizenship.

 

Class Schedule: 

Defining “American”: Native American Soldiers in World War I and the Path to Citizenship – Thursday, February 16
The Accomplishment of the ENIAC and the Women Computing Pioneers –
Thursday, February 23

Making A Way Out of No Way: African American Soldiers in World War II – Thursday, March 2
Fighting for Freedom: Nisei Soldiers and World War II – Wednesday, March 8

 

For more information, please contact Sivan Ben-Aderet at [email protected] or 718-423-6111.