A War on Two Fronts
    Museum Exhibit, Traveling Exhibit and Book
  • Exhibit Launched: May 2015 at the Horry County Museum
  • Book Released: October 2015 | Order from Amazon
  • Traveling Exhibit: Available for Booking June 2017

A War on Two Fronts: Fighting for Victory at Home and Abroad

A War on Two Fronts is a multimedia and interactive physical and virtual exhibit and accompanying book on African-American soldiers of the 92nd and 93rd Divisions in WWII.

During the second World War, African American soldiers fought not only the enemy soldiers alongside their white comrades, but also fought discrimination and prejudice imposed on them by their white commanding officers. Soldiers repeatedly had their weapons taken away from them in field, were banned from officer’s clubs and were often overlooked for awards or recognition. These injustices formed a parallel war for what was termed as a “Double Victory” – victory for Allied forces and victory for racial equality, which changed the face of desegregation at home and abroad.

Traveling Exhibit

A War on Two Fronts Traveling Exhibit provides hosts a unique multimedia exhibit that shows the injustices that raised the consciousness of 1.4 million African Americans fighting during World War II, and makes an excellent addition to a less-heard story of the Greatest Generation. Visitors will have the ability to interact with the exhibit by leaving letters to Veterans, and offers hosts an ability to display narratives of soldiers from their local community alongside the traveling exhibit.

Exhibition Details

  • Contents
  • 21 printed display panels (~22 x 84” each) on 5 modular wall sets
  • 2 display tables (24” x 20” x 36” each)
  • 3 kiosk stands with phone ear piece and attachable stylus
  • 1 32” LED Display with stand and video
  • Fee: $2,500 per 12-week booking + shipping

Tour

Contact Alli Crandell or Cali Duncan at 843-349-5099 or athenaeumpress@coastal.edu for information on exhibit content or scheduling.

Support Recieved By

Introduction Video

Contributors

Student Contributors

  • Derek Berthiaume, History
  • Erica Burkett, Design
  • Theresa Calabrese, Design
  • Joseph Churillo, History
  • Emily Englehart, Design
  • Leann Ford, History
  • Amanda Hamilton, History
  • Lindsay Hickman, English + History
  • Amy J. E. MacKenzie, Graduate English
  • Nicklaus McKinney, Film + History
  • Gabriel Miller, English
  • Michael Mistler, History
  • Steven Sargent, History + Digital
  • Deanna Washington, Communications

Faculty Advisors

  • Maggi Morehouse, PhD
  • Professor of History
  • Alli Crandell
  • Digital Content Coordinator
  • Scott Mann, MFA
  • Design and Production Manager, The Athenaeum Press, and Associate Professor of Visual Arts
  • Jennifer Boyle, PhD
  • Digital Manager, The Athenaeum Press, and Professor of English and New Media