A screening of the film Choctaw Code Talkers tells the remarkable story of the Choctaws and their integral role in World War I.
The Choctaws played a significant role in communications during World War I. The Choctaws are also an integral part of Mississippi’s rich cultural heritage, with the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians having a population of approximately 10,000. The evening will feature a screening of the documentary Choctaw Code Talkers, followed by a discussion including veterans and Choctaws.
This program is part of World War I and America, a two-year national initiative of Library of America presented in partnership with The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, the National World War I Museum and Memorial, and other organizations, with generous support from The National Endowment for the Humanities.