This panel will explore the often overlooked history of the equal rights struggle within the American armed forces, starting from the American Revolution to today’s military under President Barack Obama, the nation’s first African American Commander-in-Chief.
Vera Ingrid Grant, Director, The Cooper Gallery at the Hutchins Center, Harvard University
Howard Manly, Senior Fellow, Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race & Justice
Richard Ogletree, U.S. Air Force, MSgt (Ret.)
Ernest Washington, Jr., President & General Manager at Vanguard Parking & General Services Corporation
Chad Williams, Associate Professor and Chair, African and Afro-American Studies Department at Brandeis University