In 2017, we are showing our support for SB 46 “October 25th – African American Soldiers’ Contribution to Building the Alaska Highway Day”. You can read about it here.
Jean Pollard, Lael Morgan, and Pam Orme met with 30 Anchorage School District Educators to create K-12 lessons about the ALCAN Highway construction.
We celebrated the 75th anniversary with an original Reader's Theater performance of Frozen in History. And we had an inspirational visit from one of the soldiers who helped build the highway. Thank you Leonard Larkins!
In 2016, we presented the story at the BP Energy Center on multiple evenings throughout the year. And on February 21st at 7pm, we presented our project at the Veterans Museum in Anchorage, Alaska.
On January 8th, 2015, we obtained permission for a permanent memorial to be located near the Centennial Park Campground in Anchorage, Alaska. This was accomplished through numerous meetings and with the help of the Anchorage Parks and Recreation Commission.
This event celebrates the accomplishments of the African American soldiers who helped build the Alcan Highway. This is Alaska history and it needs to be celebrated every year.
On September 25th, 2012 from 11:30-12:30 we were at the Cuddy Park for a ribbon cutting ceremony. This was to honor the African-American Army Engineers for their dedication in helping to build the Alaska Highway. Three benches were placed in the Cuddy Park overlooking the amphitheater.
Cuddy Park is located near the Loussac Library. The amphitheater is on the south side of the Loussac Library parking lot at 40th and Denali Street.