The Fighting Baileys: Florida's Black Military Experience

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1101 E River Cove ST
Tampa, FL 33604
United States


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During World War II and Korean War, seven brothers from a black Punta Gorda family served overseas, with little recognition. From a high-flying Tuskegee airman to a grunt in the Red Ball Express, the Bailey brothers’ struggles in a Jim Crow south speak to the past and ongoing struggle to accord black Americans their place in military history.

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


Contact Name Amy Dao

Contact Phone 8139359402

Contact Email sulphurspringsmuseum14@gmail.com

Location Sulphur Springs Museum and Heritage Center

Event Type Education, Museum/Gallery, Special Events

Audience Adults, Teens, Seniors, Family, and Special Needs

Participation Cost $0

Pre-registration required? No

Event Web Link https://www.sulphurspringsmuseum.org/current-exhibits-1


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