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Celebrating African American Service Women in the Military during Black History Month Media Advisory

2/7/2018 12:39:07 PM

African Americans have had a critical role in the history of the U.S. military and the national theme for Black History Month is “African Americans in Times of War.” Albany County will celebrate these women on Monday, February 12 at 10 a.m. with a panel of veterans who will talk about their experiences as African American soldiers.

Join Albany County Executive Daniel P. McCoy, who is currently a Master Sergeant in the New York National Guard, as he welcomes Albany County Legislator Wanda Willingham who will moderate a panel discussion with service women about their experiences as African American soldiers and the involvement of African Americans in the U.S. military. 

The discussion will be held at 10 am in the Cahill Room, 112 State Street.

Additional events will be held throughout February.

African Americans have had a critical role in the history of the U.S. military and the national theme for Black History Month is “African Americans in Times of War.” Albany County will celebrate these women on Monday, February 12 at 10 a.m. with a panel of veterans who will talk about their experiences as African American soldiers.

Join Albany County Executive Daniel P. McCoy, who is currently a Master Sergeant in the New York National Guard, as he welcomes Albany County Legislator Wanda Willingham who will moderate a panel discussion with service women about their experiences as African American soldiers and the involvement of African Americans in the U.S. military.

The discussion will be held at 10 am in the Cahill Room, 112 State Street.

Additional events will be held throughout February.


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Albany County ExecutiveDaniel P. McCoy