[Blueboard] Buried Stories, Living Legacies: African American Soldiers of the Philippine American War

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Wed Sep 20 10:08:01 PHT 2006


                      The Department of History,
             The Department of English, Kritika Kultura and
               Philippine-American Educational Foundation

                       cordially invite you to

      "Buried Stories, Living Legacies: African American Soldiers of the
                        Philippine American War"

                                   by:

                           Cynthia Marasigan
                         U.S. Fulbright Scholar
      Doctoral Candidate, Department of History, University of Michigan


                                   on
                 Friday, September 29, 2006 4:30 to 6:00 pm
                 Case Study Room, 1/F Social Sciences Bldg.




 African American soldiers of the Philippine-American War embraced a    
distinctive ambivalence as members of racially segregated troops  
fighting against Filipinos striving for independence.  Facing the
contradictions of their position, the black soldiers shifted or confirmed
their allegiances by interacting with Filipinos in diverse capacities---as
enemies in battle, as allies via collaboration, as sympathizers through
desertion, as well as in social relationships between black American
troops and Filipinas.  The decision of numerous black soldiers to live,
work, and raise families in the Philippines after the war's end further
demonstrated the range of such possibilities.  Based on recent fieldwork,
this talk will focus on the often overlooked experiences of African
American soldiers during the war, as well as the social and military
legacies they left behind in the Philippines.





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