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What do you know about Black Veterans?

In honor of Veterans Day this year, we have compiled this informative list of resources about Black Veterans.

  • 10 facts about African-American military service
  • Lynching in America: Targeting Black Veterans documents the culture of targeted physical violence and social humiliation that Black veterans were forced to confront during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, despite their hopes of achieving racial equality through the patriotic commitment of military service.
  • MilitaryTimes Black Military History Month
  • The National Association for Black Veterans ensures that the veterans who were ready to lay their lives for the country have a place where they can live in peace.
  • Minority Veterans Report - Military Service History and VA Benefit Utilization Statistics, Department of Veterans Affairs, March 2017
  • One Woman's Army: A Black Officer Remembers the Wac by the first black woman commissioned as an officer, Charity Adams Earley. This book is a tribute to those courageous women who paved the way for patriots, regardless of color or gender, to serve their country.
  • Forgotten: The Untold Story of D-Day's Black Heroes, at Home and at War written by journalist and photographer by Linda Hervieux details accounts of their heroism and interviews with the 12 living members of the all-black 320th Barrage Battalion who fought in D-Day. 
  • The Greatest Generation meets Bloods in this revealing oral history of the unrecognized contributions of African American veterans in We Were There: Voices of African American Veterans, from World War II to the War in Iraq by Yvonne Latty, Ron Tarver

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