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346 Duquesne, PO Box 415
Patagonia, AZ 85624 United States
520-394-2010 http://www.patagoniapubliclibrary.org/

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November 2017

African American Art, Fort Huachuca, and World War II – Patagonia

November 17 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Patagonia Public Library, 346 Duquesne, PO Box 415
Patagonia, AZ 85624 United States
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Fort Huachuca, in Sierra Vista, is the surprising site of a remarkable story of African American art during World War II. Central to the chronicle is Arizona painter Lew Davis. The base was home to two black divisions, and Davis painted murals for the two segregated officers’ clubs. For the black officers’ club, Davis produced something stunningly original: The Negro in America’s Wars, which represented African American participation in the Revolution, the War of 1812, the Civil War, and World…

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