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About the event
A new initiative at the University of Dubuque will celebrate Black lives, creativity, ingenuity, and contributions to American heritage. Inspired by local hero Captain Robert L. Martin, this new months-long initiative will include speakers, performances, exhibits, and more.
To celebrate the new initiative, the Captain Robert L. Martin Black Heritage Tribute Kick-Off Event will be held Monday, Sept. 27, 2021, in Heritage Center. The event is free and open to the public.
- 6:30 p.m. - Program in John and Alice Butler Hall featuring speakers who will underscore the life and legacy of Captain Martin
- 7:30 p.m. - Bisignano Art Gallery opening of “12: America’s First Black Tuskegee Airmen” and “Unconditional Loyalty: The Military Service of African Americans,” a portable exhibit from the African American Museum of Iowa in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Complimentary refreshments will be available.
- 8 p.m. - Screening of Red Tails, a 2012 film about the Tuskegee Airmen in John and Alice Butler Hall