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National WWII Museum gets award for African-American exhibit

National WWII Museum gets award for African-American exhibit

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A congressional advisory group has recognized the National World War II Museum for its exhibit "Fighting for the Right to Fight: African American Experiences in World War II."

The museum says it received the 2015 Veterans Braintrust Award from the Congressional Black Caucus Veterans Braintrust — an advisory group on issues related to African Americans and veterans affairs.

Gen. Colin Powell established the award in 1990 to recognize outstanding national and community commitment to black veterans.

The exhibit is on display in New Orleans through May 30, 2016. After that, it will go on a two-year national tour.
It features artifacts, photographs and oral histories highlighting achievements and challenges of African Americans during World War II, and tells how the war became a major catalyst for the civil rights movement.
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