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The struggle of African Americans to serve their country in wartime will be the topic of a brown bag lunch and learn on Feb. 24 sponsored by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Auburn University, or OLLI at Auburn. The speaker is David C. Carter, associate professor at Auburn University, who has titled his talk “Fighting for the Right to Fight: African Americans in Wartime from the Civil War to Vietnam.” The luncheon will be from noon to 2 p.m. in ballroom CD at the Clarion Inn and Suites in Auburn. It is free and open to non-OLLI members. Carter’s primary focus will be on African Americans in uniform but will also be exploring the significance of wartime on the home front for black Americans, particularly with the first and second World Wars. For information about OLLI at Auburn, contact Linda Shook at 844-5100,, or visit the website.