Mon, Sep 27 | Dubuque

Kick-Off 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.
Kick-Off Event

Time & Location

Sep 27, 6:30 PM CDT
Dubuque, 2255 Bennett St, Dubuque, IA 52001, USA

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

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