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Black Soldiers

WATCH: Congress Honors 2 Of Nation's First Black Marines

The Huffington Post | Nader Salass | Posted 06.26.2013 | Impact

African-American veterans of World War II endured hardships not only on the battlefield, but also while facing severe racial inequalities of their tim...

Lincoln Film Forgets D.C.'s Frederick Douglass -- And African American Leadership

Michael Shank | Posted 01.28.2013 | Entertainment
Michael Shank

Unlike Lincoln, we cannot ignore Frederick Douglass' critique in the current conversation over equality, or lack thereof, of opportunity, access and mobility in this country.

Monument To Black Civil War Soldiers Defaced

The Huffington Post | Gene Demby | Posted 08.03.2012 | Black Voices

A monument in Boston depicting a famous all-black regiment that fought for the union in the Civil War was vandalized by a mentally disturbed local wom...

3-Day Event To Honor Black Civil War Soldiers

AP | Posted 07.09.2012 | Black Voices

TOPEKA, Kan. -- A group that publicizes Kansas history is planning a three-day celebration in Topeka next month to mark the 150th anniversary of the f...

Courage Has No Color

Wendell Pierce | Posted 04.11.2012 | Black Voices
Wendell Pierce

I don't need Hollywood to remind me of African-Americans' achievements in WWII. I have my father. For his valor and bravery my father earned the World War II Victory Medal, among other commendations. But when he returned home he never received his medal or an official "thank you."

Black History Month: Honoring Our Brave Soldiers: They, Too, Sing America

Cheryl Wills | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cheryl Wills

As we enter Black History Month, let us pause to remember the sacrifice of African-American soldiers, past and present. We should know that the veterans who paved the road for our current soldiers went through hell and high water.