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“I am happy here in Germany…I got tired of being a second class citizen. I feel like a man now, and people treat me like a man –which is more than I can say about the place where I was born.”
A black GI on his decision to stay in Germany after his tour of duty, from Negro Digest (March 1949)
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A Breath of Freedom
By Maria Höhn &
Palgrave Macmillan October 2010
Cartoons by Oliver Harrington
“White folks beatin’ an’ burnin’ folks in Angola, chainin’ ‘em up in South Africa, so we gotta march buddy-o … to Berlin!,“ undated (Oliver Harrington Papers, Berlin).
“Officer, what Alabama bar was you holed up back in ‘44 when I was in Normandy protectin’ your civil rights?,” undated (Oliver Harrington Papers, Berlin).
“Achtung! Attention! Off Limits to Black Troops.”