Bell County Museum

Photograph courtesy of the Bell County Museum

A brand new exhibit honoring African Americans in WWII is now open to the public at the Bell County Museum in Belton.

“I thought this room was fantastic,” Katye Ricketts, who runs the educational programs at the Museum, said. “We want to honor the African men and women that served during World War II, many of which gave their lives for our great country.

The exhibit features photographs of those who served in the war, as well as items from Bell County African Americans who participated in WWII both overseas and on the home front.

“Our team is excited to present this exhibit in Bell County. We hope it deepens visitors understanding of WWII history and leads to greater appreciation for the African-Americans who served under adverse conditions both at home and abroad during the conflict,” Museum Executive Director Coleman Hampton said.

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