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PITTSBURGH — Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum Trust, Inc. today announced that it will host its 6th Annual African-American Heritage Celebration on Saturday, February 13, 2016. This year’s program is titled “Black Veterans with Success: Their History and Commitment to Excellence”.


“Soldiers & Sailors is proud to highlight the stories of all those that served in the military, regardless of their branch of service, gender or national origin, and the African-American Heritage Celebration allows us to emphasis the African-American contributions to the military and the affect the military had on the African American community,” said President & CEO John F. McCabe. “We will showcase the accomplishments of African American veterans for families to learn about and recognize the significant contributions made by African-Americans.”


Retired Soldiers & Sailors Historian John L. Ford, Sr., will moderate the panel discussion of speakers:

Panelists Include:

Sergeant E-5 Charles E. Culliver U.S. Army Retired

Commander Leon McClain, Jr. U.S. Coast Guard

Staff Sergeant Paul Johnson U.S. Army


The 6th Annual African-American Heritage Celebration begins at 1 p.m. in the Gettysburg Room, where   the “Slave to Soldier” exhibit illustrates the importance of the historical legacy of African-American soldiers during the Civil War.  This will be the last time this exhibit will be available for viewing as it stands. (This area of the museum will then begin the process to undergo transformation into a new exhibit). Soldiers & Sailors Museum will be open to the public during normal museum hours from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  All military and veterans are invited and encouraged to attend.


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