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Feb 18 – Presentation by Dr. Regina T. Akers

In celebration of Black History Month the Washington DC Chapter of the National Naval Officers Association cordially invites you to a presentation by Dr. Regina T. Akers. Dr. Akers discussion will center on: “The African Presence in the United States Naval Services.” Dr. Akers is a Senior Historian and the Oral History Lead in the Histories Branch, Naval History and Heritage Command. She enjoys a national reputation as a subject matter expert on diversity and personnel issues in the United States military with an emphasis on women and African Americans in the Navy.

Dr. Akers publications include her first monograph, The Navy’s First Enlisted Women: Patriotic Pioneers (2019), book chapters, articles, encyclopedia entries, book reviews, and blogs. Her prestigious assignments include the African American Civil War Sailors Project, Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Task Force, and the advisory committee supporting a Congressional effort to establish a women’s history museum on the National Mall.

Please come out and hear this most informative and relevant discussion on the important role African Americans have played in the history of America’s Naval services. The date, time and location for this big event is February 18, 2020, at 1830 at the Navy League Headquarters Building in Arlington, Virginia.

The Navy League Headquarters Building is located at:
2300 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22201-5424

Note, this event is free of charge and light refreshments will be provided. Please feel free to contact CAPT (Ret) Jerome D. Davis, SC, USN at cell number: 301-758-8253 or email address: jddavis14@aol.com if you have questions or need directions to the Navy League Headquarters Building.. (Attached is a copy of Dr. Regina T. Akers Bio)

We would love to have you and family members join us in celebrating this wonderful event in honor of Black History Month!

Very Respectfully,

Jerome

CAPT (Ret) Jerome D. Davis, SC, USN

Secretary

Washington, DC Chapter of the National Naval Officers Association

Bio

Dr. Regina T. Akers

Dr. Regina T. Akers is a senior historian and the Oral History Team Lead in Histories Branch, Naval History and Heritage Command. She enjoys a national reputation as a subject matter expert on diversity and personnel issues in the United States military with an emphasis on women and African Americans in the Navy. She chairs the command’s Senior Historians Advisory Committee. Dr. Akers earned her doctorate in United States History and Public History at Howard University, where she taught women’s and public history as an adjunct professor. Her publications include her first monograph The Navy’s First Enlisted Women: Patriotic Pioneers (2019), book chapters, articles, encyclopedia entries, book reviews, and blogs. She has presented at a myriad of symposia ranging from the Wilson Center to the National Archives, and she has given numerous media interviews. She discussed the importance of oral history at the Women’s Military History Symposium sponsored by the Smithsonian Institute on 17 July 2019. She provided an analysis of the racial integration of the military from 1940 to 1973 at the United States Naval Academy’s 2019 International Naval History Symposium. Her prestigious assignments include the African American Civil War Sailors Project, the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Task Force, and the advisory committee supporting a Congressional effort to establish a women’s history museum on the National Mall. She is also a key contributor to the Pentagon’s African American Corridor Renovation Project.
January 2020