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Military History Talk

June 21, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm


African American Contributions to the Civilian Conservation Corps

Speaker: Dr. Donna Sinclair

Presented by the Vancouver Barracks Military Association

From 1932 until 1942, the Civilian Conservation Corps, or CCC was one of the largest public works programs of the New Deal.  The program employed single young men to perform unskilled manual labor in jobs related to the conservation and development of natural resources on federal, state, and local government lands.  About 200,000 African Americans were employed by the CCC. Their story has been largely forgotten. Dr. Donna Sinclair will discuss the work and conditions of these camps, the program’s benefits and drawbacks for African Americans, and the shift from integrated to segregated camps.

Seating is limited, please RSVP to president@vbma.us.

For more information visit www.vbma.us/projectsTalks.html.


June 21, 2018
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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