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Interview with Maria Höhn – The Library Cafe
www.library-cafe.blogspot.de – April 02, 2014
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Interview with Maria Höhn
August 2009


Theo Schneider: Interview with Maria Höhn I

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Theo Schneider: Interview with Maria Höhn II

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Interview with Martin Klimke, “Der Atemzug der Freiheit – Black Power in Deutschland: Schwarze GIs und die US-Bürgerrechtsbewegung“
SWR2, Journal am Mittag – July 14, 2009

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2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008

2014:

Michael Graupner: Konversion mal anders
ruprecht – Heidelberger Studentenzeitung – July 26, 2014
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“Restaging the USA”
Die Stadtredaktion – July 02, 2014
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Ein Atemzug der Freiheit. Prof. Dr. Maria Höhn (Vassar College/USA) über afroamerikanische GIs und den Kampf um die Bürgerrechte / Ein Beitrag zum Rahmenprogramm des diesjährigen Hohen Friedensfestes / Am 25. Juli 2014 um 15.00 Uhr in der “Halle 116” (Sheridan-Park)
Pressestelle Universität Augsburg – Juni 2014
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Marcela Guimaraes: East Chapel Hill High School hosts exhibit on African- American soldiers
www.dailytarheel.com – April 14, 2014
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East 1st to host civil rights exhibit
Chapel Hill News – April 13, 2014
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Drexel Now: Professor Gregory Cooke’s New Film on Black American WWII Soldiers Makes Philadelphia Debut at Drexel
www.drexel.edu/now – March 10, 2014
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Chris Flora: OV couple featured in television documentary
Explorer Newspaper – March 19, 2014
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Karl Weisel: Breath of Freedom
Herald Union – March 12, 2014
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Erik Trautmann: Breath of Freedom at Stamford High
The Hour – March 11, 2014
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Karl Weisel: ‘Breath of Freedom’: Capturing aspects of the black American experience
www.army.mil – March 11, 2014
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Aisha I. Jefferson: Smithsonian Channel Exec On the Network’s Commitment to Black-Centric Programming
www.xfinite.comcast.net – March 6, 2014
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Veronica M. Cruz: Oro Valley couple part of post-WWII documentary
Arizona Daily Star – March 1, 2014
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Veronica M. Cruz: Documentary explores life in postwar Germany for African-American servicemembers
Stars and Stripes – March 1, 2014
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Black Soldiers Experience Breath of Freedom
Hudson Valley Press Online – February 27, 2014
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Jedhel Somera: Civil Rights
AFN Europe Update – February 26, 2014
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John W. Barry: ‘Breath of Freedom:’ Local African-American GIs recall life during, after WWII
Poughkeepsie Journal – February 26, 2014
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John W. Barry: Cuba Gooding Jr., Vassar College and Poughkeepsie vets come together in new documentary

Poughkeepsie Journal – February 17, 2014
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Jerry Mitchell: ‘Breath of Freedom’ tells story of African-American soldiers in WWII (video)
www.vipjacksonmag.com – February 17, 2014
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David Hinckley: ‘Breath of Freedom,’ TV review
NY Daily News – February 17, 2014
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John W. Barry: Film honors black GIs in WWII
Poughkeepsie Journal – February 16
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New Film about the US Civil Rights Struggle Inspired by Work of NYUAD Professor
Salaam: The NYUAD Blog – February 16, 2014
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Jerry Large: WWII soldiers’ experience abroad fed freedom fight back home
The Seattle Times – February 16, 2014
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Gerald D. Swick: ‘Breath of Freedom’ on Smithsonian Channel
www.HistoryNet.com – February 10, 2014
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Vassar Info: Documentary on little-told story of Black GIs in post-WWII Germany to premiere February 17 on Smithsonian Channel, inspired by professor Maria Höhn’s research
www.info.vassar.edu – February 7, 2014
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Neil Genzlinger: Fighters for Freedom Abroad Found Another Battle at Home. ‘Breath of Freedom,’ on Smithsonian Channel
The New York Times – February 16, 2014
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Vassar Info: Breath of Freedom
www.info.vassar.edu – January 31, 2014
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Smithonian Channel: Make Your Mark Teachers – Share “Breath of Freedom” in your Classroom
www.smithsonianchannelmakeyourmark.com
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TV News Desk: Cuba Gooding Jr. to Narrate Smithsonian Channel’s “Breath of Freedom,” 2/17
www.broadwayworld.com – January 23, 2014
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2013:

Photo Exhibit to Commemorate the March On Washington’s Fiftieth Anniversary
www.info.vassar.edu
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Linda Marston-Reid: Freed’s enduring photos of march part of
exhibit
Poughkeepsie Journal – October 10, 2013
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Alxis Clark: A Black Nurse, a German Soldier and an Unlikely WWII Romance
The New York Times – May 15, 2013
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Davidson College celebrates Black History Month
Lake Norman Citizen – January 26, 2013

2011:

Stephanie Siek: ‘Brown babies’ long search for family, identity
CNN.com – November 20, 2011
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A Window to the African-American Wartime Experience
The Diplomat – Franklin & Marshall’s online newsletter – November 10, 2011

Civil rights and the world
The Chapel Hill News – October 12, 2011
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Walker Minot: New exhibit in Stone Center focuses on African-American soldiers during Cold War era
The Daily Tar Heel – September 22, 2011
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Chris Vitiello: Black GIs and Germans found solidarity against fascism and racism. Wars at home and abroad
www.indyweek.com – Sepember 21, 2011
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Exhibition highlights blacks and Germans
The Triangle Tribune – September 11, 2011
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Cliff Bellamy: Exhibit focuses on black GIs
The Herald Sun – September 7, 2011

Stephen Lilienthal: Double Nickels For Your Thoughts
East Washington Life – August 2011

Jost Dülffer: Maria Höhn / Martin Klimke: A Breath of Freedom
sehepunkte – Ausgabe 11 (2011), Nr. 7/8
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Eric Kotila: African-American GIs in Germany
European News – The IES Newsletter, Volume 11, Issue 1, Spring 2011
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Heather Kinney: African American GIs depicted in photo exhibition
www.redandblack.com – March 22, 2011
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Lucas Lamberty: Heidelberg – ein Hort der Freiheit
Rhein-Neckar-Zeitung – March 18, 2011
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Molly Dyal: African American Soldiers in WWII Exhibit at Ole Miss
The Mississippian Daily – February 25, 2011

Molly Dyal: African American Soldiers in WWII Exhibit at University Museum
mollydyal blog – February 21, 2011
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Hiya Swanhuyser: “Germany? Really? Cool!“
SF Weekly – January 12, 2011
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2010:

Nancy Montgomery: Attitudes, lifestyle in WWII Germany helped to end segregation in States
Stars & Stripes – December 21, 2010
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Maria Höhn and Martin Klimke: The Military at a Crossroads Again
History News Network

The Civil Rights Struggle, African American GIs, and Germany
Academic Archives – December 13, 2010
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Ron Jacobs: Black Liberation in an Occupied Land
www.counterpunch.org – December 3-5, 2010
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Joseph Rearick: Panel focuses on Black Panthers in Germany
The Miscellany News – November 17, 2010

Peter Köpf: ‘We don’t struggle alone’ How the GDR exploited the struggle for freedom of African-Americans
The Atlantic Times – November 2010
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Zoë Carpenter: Forum to explore links between Black Panthers, German radicals
Poughkeepsie Journal – November 12, 2010
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African American Civil Rights and Germany
Augsburg University magazine eMAG – July 2010
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Beth Trickett: A Breath of Freedom: African American GIs and Germany
Vassar – The Alumnae/i Quarterly – Winter 2010, Vol. 106, Issue 1
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Jennifer Howard: Archive Watch: Civil Rights Over There
The Chronicle of Higher Education – April 2, 2010
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2009:

Peter Köpf: Schwarze Befreier
TAZ – December 12, 2009
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Niels Seibert: Ausstellung Kampf um Bürgerrechte
Neues Deutschland – December 9, 2009
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Peter Köpf: Racism is everywhere – Historians debate German anti-Semitism and American racism
The Atlantic Times – November 2009
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Henning Hoff: Blackface Filmmaker Sparks a Race Debate in Germany
Time – November 18, 2009
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Kelly Shout: Vassar, Höhn assemble top Civil Rights scholars
The Miscellany News – October 26, 2009

Peter Köpf: Rassismus, Amerikas größter Exportartikel
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung – October 14, 2009
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Sebastian Moll: Kongress in New York – Bürgerbewegung und Bürgerrechte
Frankfurter Rundschau – October 07, 2009
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Chelsea Peterson-Salahuddin: Palmer exhibit captures Civil Rights Movement abroad
The Miscellany News – October 7, 2009

Devin Griffin: German Historical Institute brings MLKJ exhibit to Vassar
The Miscellany News – October 4, 2009

Aashim Usgaonkar: Photography exhibit attended by mostly faculty and guest, few students
The Miscellany News – October 4, 2009

The Civil Rights Struggle, African-American GIs, and Germany to Open at the Palmer Gallery
www.artdaily.org – September 13, 2009
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Matthias Reiss: Prisoners like us
The Atlantic Times – September 2009
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Peter H. Köpf: Charly Lucas’ big mistake
The Atlantic Times – September 2009
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Kate Goldsmith: Local participation sought for black history project
Nothern Dutchess News – September 2, 2009
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Jana Lambur: GIs verbrüderten sich mit Studenten
Nahe Zeitung – August 31, 2009
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Klaus-Peter Müller: Schwarze GIs erfuhren Freiheit
Nahe Zeitung – July 19, 2009
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Peter Köpf: Die Fräuleins der Freiheit
Rheinischer Merkur – July 09, 2009
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Multimedia Project on African-American GIs in Germany Is Honored by the NAACP
JBHE Weekly Bulletin – July 2009
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Peter H. Köpf: Should they be allowed? What happens when German historians research racism in America?
The African Times – July 2009
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Anke Herbert: Preisgekrönt: Schwarze GIs und die Pfalz
Die Rheinpfalz – July 27, 2009
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Jennifer H. Svan: Historians study black vets’ role in civil rights
Stars and Stripes – July 19, 2009
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Peter H. Köpf: Should they be allowed? What happens when German historians research racism in America?
The Atlantic Times – July 2009
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Anke Herbert: “Erstmals als Mensch behandelt worden“
Die Rheinpfalz – June 6, 2009
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Anke Herbert: Daten und Fakten: Die Ausstellung
Die Rheinpfalz – June 6, 2009
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Anke Herbert: “Ramstein 2“ im Bild
Die Rheinpfalz – May 29, 2009
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Anke Herbert: Zur Sache: Kampf um die Bürgerrechte
Die Rheinpfalz – May 29, 2009
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Anke Herbert: Studenten mischen altes Kino auf
Die Rheinpfalz – May 26, 2009
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Mara Delius: “W.E.B. Du Bois reiste 1936 durch Deutschland“
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) – March 25, 2009
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Katja Gelinsky: Paradoxical Freedom: The Second World War and America’s Civil Rights Activists
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung – January 16, 2009
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Anke Herbert: „Schwarze Panther“ und die „Fräuleins“ – Wie die Rheinland-Pfälzerin Maria Höhn als US-Professorin die gemeinsame Nachkriegszeit aufarbeitet
Die Rheinpfalz – January 5, 2009
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Anke Herbert: Zur Sache: Was sich hinter „Ramstein 2“ verbirgt
Die Rheinpfalz – January 5, 2009
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2008:

Katja Gelinsky: German Lessons. Obama wmissas not the first: Martin Luther King too was enthusiastically welcomed in Berlin
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung – November 26, 2008
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