Defense One Radio, Ep. 112: The especially difficult history of America’s Black veterans
Two historians join us to share the forgotten stories of dozens of Black American veterans across eight decades of service.
- Matthew Delmont is a Guggenheim Fellow and the Sherman Fairchild Distinguished Professor of History at Dartmouth College; his book, “Half American: The Epic Story of African Americans Fighting World War II at Home and Abroad,” was just published in October; that interview begins at the 0:47 mark;
- And Holly Pinheiro, Jr., is an assistant professor of history at Furman University; his research focuses on the intersections of race, gender, and class in the U.S. military from 1850 through the 1930s. His latest book, “The Families’ Civil War: Black Soldiers and the Fight for Racial Justice,” was published in June. That interview begins at the 21:04 mark.
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