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P.O. Box 50533

Washington DC 20001


Chapter Events

Black History Month Event: Double Victory, the African American Military Experience


11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

GAO-USACE Blacks In Government (BIG) will host Dr. Krewasky Salter—guest associate curator, project historian, and military subject matter expert at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture—to discuss the exhibit he curated entitled Double Victory: The African American Military Experience.  The exhibit, which opened in Fall 2016, analyzes the dual historical role of African Americans service members who fought adversaries abroad and fought for liberty, equality, and justice back home.


Location: Staats Briefing Room (7C13) and GAOTV

Black History Month: 30th Annual GAO Student Essay Oratorical Program


1:30 PM - 2:45 PM

Now in its 30th year, all are invited to attend the Annual GAO Student Essay Oratorical Program featuring D.C. Public High School students sharing their thoughts on the 2018 Oratorical theme, Making Ethical Decisions: What Challenges Impede Today’s Youth’s Ability to Lead by Example Positively?  The event will be available on GAOTV but we encourage you to attend in person to cheer the students on.

Location: HQ Auditorium and GAOTV

In honor of African American History Month Book Discussion


12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

In honor of Black History Month - GAO Diversity in Literature Book Group


Join us for a discussion of:

Bloods: Black Veterans of the Vietnam War: An Oral History by Wallace Terry is one of the most powerful and moving books from the point of view of the soldiers who fought the battles day in and day out. Wallace Terry is the renowned authority on the African American soldier and experience in Vietnam.

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