Smithsonian Voices

From the Smithsonian Museums

Ben Brands

Ben Brands is a historian with the American Battle Monuments Commission. A PhD candidate at George Mason University, he has previously served as an infantry officer in the U.S. Army and has taught military history at the United States Military Academy at West Point and Oregon State University. 

Unpacking the Stories Behind Artist Bisa Butler’s Portrayal of the Harlem Hellfighters

Tips for teaching the layered World War I history of the 369th Infantry Regiment on their return from France