Free Preview Screening | Henry Johnson: A Tale of Courage
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WMHT Presents a Free Preview Screening and Discussion of

Henry Johnson: A Tale of Courage
& Excerpts from American Experience | The Great War


Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at 6pm
New York State Museum
| Huxley Theater
222 Madison Avenue, Albany, New York 12230


Barbara Smith, City of Albany’s Special Community Projects Coordinator

Aaron Noble, New York State Museum’s Senior Historian 


Henry Johnson was an African American U.S. Army  soldier who fought heroically in the 369th Infantry Regiment of the U.S. Army in World War I. In May 1918 in the Argonne Forest of Northeast France, Johnson fought off a German raid in hand-to-hand combat, killing multiple German soldiers and rescuing a fellow soldier before fainting from the 21 wounds with which he was afflicted.

HENRY JOHNSON: A TALE OF COURAGE tells the story of his life, his family, and the extensive efforts to honor his bravery and courage after his death. Johnson was finally honored with the Purple Heart in 1996, the Distinguished Service Cross in 2002, and the Medal of Honor in 2015.

This preview screening of HENRY JOHNSON: A TALE OF COURAGE is part of a month-long Capital Region-wide series of programs, organized by Albany Pro Musica around the theme of Reconciliation and Peace, that culminates in the chorus’ performance of Karl  Jenkins’ ‘The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace’ on May 6, 2017, 7:30pm at EMPAC. For detailed information on these programs as well as ticket information for the concert, go to




Henry Johnson: A Tale of Courage premieres Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at 7:30pm on WMHT-TV


Underwriting Provided By

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