The following is an announcement from the United States Association of Former Members of Congress:
Panel Discussion Co-Hosted by the National Archives and the U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress
A bipartisan group of former Members of Congress will join issue experts to examine key events in our nation's history and how they were influenced by race-- beginning with the Woodrow Wilson Administration and ending with the November 2016 elections.
Central to this discussion will be discrimination in the racially segregated military during World Wars I and II, and the ongoing effort to posthumously award Medals of Honor to those African Americans who were denied them due to their race.
Place: McGowan Theater at the National Archives, Washington, D.C.
90 minute panel from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Moderator: Charlayne Hunter-Gault, Award-winning journalist
The Hon. Joseph J. DioGuardi, Former Member of Congress (R-NY)
Mr. Sam Fulwood III, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC)
The Hon. Steven Horsford, Former Member of Congress (D-NV)
Dr. Jeffrey Sammons, Professor of History, New York University
Free Admission -- Open to the public
RSVP: Rachel Haas, RHaas@usafmc.org, 202-222-0972, x160