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

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Mon Sep 25 10:48:26 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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