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The Right To Fight

Author : Bernard C. Nalty
ISBN : UOM:39015037759407
Genre : World War, 1939-1945
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The USMC recruited its first African Americans in 1942, eventually over 19,000 served in World War II.

African American Troops In World War Ii

Author : Alexander Bielakowski
ISBN : 9781780965444
Genre : History
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About half a million African Americans served overseas during World War II, almost all in segregated second-line units. This artificially limited their potential contribution, but their work especially along the logistic lifelines of the fighting divisions was vital. This book summarizes the service of these men and women; and it also focuses on the small proportion who, remarkably, overcame prejudicial barriers to reach the battlefields in combat units of the US forces and Coast Guard. Their story is illustrated with wartime photographs, and color plates including portraits of the most outstanding African Americans, the true heirs of the old "Buffalo Soldiers.Â??

African Americans In The Military

Author : Catherine Reef
ISBN : 9781438107752
Genre : African American soldiers
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Throughout much of the United States's history

African American War Heroes

Author : James B. Martin
ISBN : 9781610693660
Genre : History
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Detailed profiles bring stories of African American heroism in the U.S. armed forces to life, from the American Revolution through the conflict in Afghanistan. • Shares 80 detailed biographies of African Americans who earned their nation's highest medals for valor • Covers both well-known and more obscure individuals throughout U.S. military history • Offers 10 sidebars on important African American segregated units and critical events pertaining to African American participation in the military • Includes an introductory essay to provide a conceptual framework for students • Features a fact box at the top of each entry to provide at-a-glance information about the recipient and his/her award(s)

Gendering The Quot Black Pacific Quot Race Consciousness National

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The Marines Of Montford Point

Author : Melton A. McLaurin
ISBN : 0807898627
Genre : Social Science
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With an executive order from President Franklin Roosevelt in 1941, the United States Marine Corps--the last all-white branch of the U.S. military--was forced to begin recruiting and enlisting African Americans. The first black recruits received basic training at the segregated Camp Montford Point, adjacent to Camp Lejeune, near Jacksonville, North Carolina. Between 1942 and 1949 (when the base was closed as a result of President Truman's 1948 order fully desegregating all military forces) more than 20,000 men trained at Montford Point, most of them going on to serve in the Pacific Theatre in World War II as members of support units. This book, in conjunction with the documentary film of the same name, tells the story of these Marines for the first time. Drawing from interviews with 60 veterans, The Marines of Montford Point relates the experiences of these pioneers in their own words. From their stories, we learn about their reasons for enlisting; their arrival at Montford Point and the training they received there; their lives in a segregated military and in the Jim Crow South; their experiences of combat and service in World War II, Korea, and Vietnam; and their legacy. The Marines speak with flashes of anger and humor, sometimes with sorrow, sometimes with great wisdom, and always with a pride fostered by incredible accomplishment in the face of adversity. This book serves to recognize and to honor the men who desegregated the Marine Corps and loyally served their country in three major wars.

The Columbia Guide To African American History Since 1939

Author : Robert L Harris
ISBN : 9780231510875
Genre : History
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This book is a multifaceted approach to understanding the central developments in African American history since 1939. It combines a historical overview of key personalities and movements with essays by leading scholars on specific facets of the African American experience, a chronology of events, and a guide to further study. Marian Anderson's famous 1939 concert in front of the Lincoln Memorial was a watershed moment in the struggle for racial justice. Beginning with this event, the editors chart the historical efforts of African Americans to address racism and inequality. They explore the rise of the Civil Rights and Black Power movements and the national and international contexts that shaped their ideologies and methods; consider how changes in immigration patterns have complicated the conventional "black/white" dichotomy in U.S. society; discuss the often uneasy coexistence between a growing African American middle class and a persistent and sizable underclass; and address the complexity of the contemporary African American experience. Contributors consider specific issues in African American life, including the effects of the postindustrial economy and the influence of music, military service, sports, literature, culture, business, and the politics of self-designation, e.g.,"Colored" vs. "Negro," "Black" vs. "African American". While emphasizing political and social developments, this volume also illuminates important economic, military, and cultural themes. An invaluable resource, The Columbia Guide to African American History Since 1939 provides a thorough understanding of a crucial historical period.

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