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Fighting for the Right to Fight exhibit to be displayed at UA-PTC CHARTS Windgate

Fighting for the Right to Fight exhibit to be displayed at UA-PTC CHARTS Windgate

January 08, 2021

University of Arkansas - Pulaski Technical College’s Windgate Gallery will present Fighting for the Right to Fight: African American Experiences in WWII, a multimedia exhibition highlighting the experiences and struggles of African Americans during the Second World War, Jan. 19 – April 2, 2021.

In the years prior to World War II, African Americans were systematically denied many rights and liberties by laws and customs intended to keep them in positions of inferiority. Despite this treatment, thousands of African Americans rushed to enlist in the armed forces at the start of the war, intent on serving their country. This multi-media exhibit features artifacts, photographs, and oral histories that highlight some of the extraordinary achievements and challenges of African Americans during World War II, both overseas and on the home front.

The exhibit is presented by the National WWII Museum in New Orleans and sponsored by Abbot Downing and Wells Fargo. More information is available at righttofightexhibit.org. High resolution press images are available here: http://righttofightexhibit.org/traveling-exhibit/press-images.php.

The exhibit is free of charge at Windgate Gallery at The Center for Humanities and Arts (CHARTS) at University of Arkansas Pulaski Technical College, 3000 W. Scenic Drive, in North Little Rock, Ark.

About Windgate Gallery

COVID-19 prevention measures, including social distancing and face masks, are in effect for all persons on UA – Pulaski Tech. Gallery capacity will be limited to six people at a time. For this reason, there will be on opening reception for this exhibit. For more information, consult www.uaptc.edu/publichealth.

Windgate Gallery hours are 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Fridays; and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays. Admission is free and open to the public. All times are subject to change as the college will abide by state mandates and practice the necessary steps to keep visitors safe.

For more information, contact Windgate Gallery and CHARTS Programming Coordinator Kurt Leftwich at (501) 812-2831 or [email protected].

About CHARTS

The Center for Humanities and Arts (CHARTS) is on the University of Arkansas-Pulaski Technical College Main Campus in North Little Rock. Opened in 2016, the 90,000 square-foot facility houses a 452-seat proscenium theater for concerts, theater performances, recitals and other events. In addition, CHARTS houses the Windgate Gallery for art exhibits. The CHARTS lobby and the adjacent Performance Studio are popular rental spaces for receptions and events. www.uaptc.edu/charts

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