DOE celebrates Black History Month – African Americans in Times of War – today at 1 p.m.


“African Americans in Times of War”
~Celebrating the Centennial of the end of the First World War~

Tuesday, Feb. 20
1-2 p.m. CT
Forrestal Main Auditorium

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Please join Secretary Perry, the Office of Economic Impact and Diversity and the Blacks in Government (BIG) Energy Chapter for the Department of Energy’s celebration of Black History Month.

On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, the theme for this year’s program is “African Americans in Times of War,” which honors the sacrifices and contributions of African Americans in our armed services.

Our guest speaker will be John W. Franklin, who currently serves as the cultural historian and senior manager in the Office of External Affairs at Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture. The program will also include a modern dance performance by the Mr. Andrew Shannon Talent Showcase and a drumline performance led by the Calvary Cardinals.

If you have any questions, or if you need reasonable accommodations for this event, please contact Ms.Larisha Warner at