The special gallery exhibit, Fighting for the Right to Fight: African American Experiences in WWII, begins in the 1920s with segregation and discrimination directed at African Americans. Jim Crow laws restricted their civil liberties in every part of society, including the military. The exhibit highlights African American achievements and struggles during World War II both abroad and at home and explores how the war served as a catalyst for the Civil Rights movement. The exhibit includes personal accounts of those who served, including an eight minute video on the Tuskegee airmen. Please check website for updated museum times during weekends and holidays.