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Film Screening and Reception

Saturday, November 11, 2023

Wadsworth Atheneum

Loctite Lobby, Aetna Theater

Free Admission

2 pm

As we recognize and honor the significant sacrifices in service and contributions of veterans, please join us for the premiere of a special and powerful documentary film.


 Voice of Veterans: Buffalo Soldiers and Beyond captures the voices of Connecticut veterans re-counting their experiences as Black Americans in the military, the sacrifice of leaving their families and the pride in service to their country. Highlighting the legacies of the Buffalo soldiers, the film also examines objects from The Amistad Center for Art & Culture’s collection and surveys the contributions of African American military members though guided interviews with veterans.

Reception 2 pm

Screening  3 pm

Followed by a panel discussion


This program was made possible by a grant from the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving and by funds provided by the State of CT through the American Rescue Plan Act – Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund – administered by the CT Office of the Arts, Department of Economic & Community Development.


For more information, please email Bethani Blake at

Featured Veterans in the Film

Deacon Arthur Miller

U.S. Army 1966 -1970

R.Jo Winch

U.S. Airforce 1976-1999

Marcus Steinle

U.S. Navy Reserves 2010-2018


Frank Barrows

U.S. Marines 1966-1968

Rev. Shelly Best

U.S. Army National Guard 1980-1988

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Steve Harris

U.S. Army 1966-1968


Jeff Hines

U.S. Army 1985 - 2002

John Motley

U.S. Army 1965-1968

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