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Black Soldiers of New York State: A Proud Legacy
April 1, 2017 –
Black Soldiers of New York State: A Proud Legacy, 1750 to 1950 with Anthony Gero, author
Saturday, April 1 – 2 PM @ 32 Washington Ave; $5, free for SCHS members
African Americans have a long, proud and often overlooked record of serving in NYS armed forces. Join us as Gero explores the contributions of NY African Americans prior to the military’s integration. African American solders -- in spite of many obstacles -- served courageously and valiantly, winning many commendations and earning the respect of friend and foe alike.
This talk is presented as part of the "Together Until the End: Schenectady in the First World War" series.
A retired high school teacher in Auburn, New York, Anthony F. Gero teaches history at Cayuga Community College, State University of New York, and is a Fellow of the Company of Military Historians. He has written numerous articles on military history and is the coauthor (with Roger Sturcke) of New York State National Guard.