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The Fighting Baileys: Florida’s Black Military Experience

May 7 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The Fighting Baileys: Florida’s Black Military Experience

During World War II and the Korean War, seven brothers from a black Punta Gorda family served overseas. Yet, the family received no acclaim for over fifty years for their exploits. From a high-flying Tuskegee airman to a grunt in the Red Ball Express, the Bailey brothers’ struggles speak to the hidden and ongoing struggle to accord black Americans their place in the military.

James Abraham is a former journalist who now edits and publishes books. His Book-Broker Publishers, which he founded in 2004, has produced and edited more than 500 books in a variety of genres. Abraham is a writing coach, critic, and lecturer. He has conducted the longest-running race relations class in Charlotte County. A graduate of Oberlin College, Abraham is the author of Century: A People’s History of Charlotte County.

This program accompany Voices and Votes: Democracy in America opening at the Cape Coral Lee County Public Library on September 14, 2024. Voices and Votes: Democracy in America is part of Museum on Main Street, a collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution and Florida Humanities. Support for the local exhibition and programming was provided through a grant from Florida Humanities with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of Florida Humanities or the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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May 7 @ 6:00 pm -
May 7 @ 7:00 pm


Presenter Information:
James Abraham, Editor and Author
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Larissa Woo
(239) 533-4533

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Cape Coral Lee County Public Library
921 SW 39th Terrace
Cape Coral, Florida 33914
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