On French Soil: France Commemorates the Service of African American Soldiers, with André Rakoto at the Smithsonian

Posted on November 25, 2021

André Rakoto, associate researcher at the LARCA and expert in comparative history of African and African-American troops in France and in the USA has been involved in the registering of a historical program for the National Museum of African American History and Culture (Smithsonian).

It mostly consisted in describing and explaining how African-American troops were welcomed in France in 1917. This program will be featured during the presentations available for the museum visitors.

On December 3, André Rakoto will give an online presentation on this topic. Find more information and register at: https://www.si.edu/events/detail/?trumbaEmbed=view%3Devent%26eventid%3D156693830

André Rakoto is Director at the Veterans and War Victims Office, Paris Bureau. He is working on a doctoral thesis entitled Les Etats-Unis, une Démocratie en Armes : Construction du fait militaire, mémoire et histoire publique, stratégie internationale.