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June 21, 2011
Workshop at the GHI - Directions
Convener: Martin Klimke (GHI)
Participants: AFRH residents, Antoinette Ford (Double Nickels Theatre Company), Maria Hoehn (Vassar College), Sarah Barksdale (UNC).

This workshop launches the cooperation between Double Nickels Theatre Company, the Armed Forces Retirement Home (AFRH), Washington, DC, and the German Historical Institute.

The three organizations have joined together for an oral history program as part of the institute research project on The Civil Rights Struggle, African American GIs, and Germany, interviewing local AFRH residents about their experience in the military with regard to overseas deployment and racial and ethnic discrimination inside and outside the armed forces.