“In the closing weeks of the war in Germany, he [the black soldier] was finally given a chance to fight side by side with his white fellow Americans in the same units. […] It is to be hoped that the performance of our soldiers in Europe will move the War department to abolish the color line in the Army. There is no sense in a nation preaching democracy and spending billions of dollars and a million casualties (to date) to achieve it, and then separating its fighting men on the basis of color.”
Editorial, “Negro Soldiers in Europe,” in: The Crisis (June 1945)
"Ein Hauch von Freiheit" (Breath of Freedom)
December 16, 10:05pm CET on Arte
"Breath of Freedom: Black Soldiers and the Battle for Civil Rights" (narrated by Cuba Gooding, Jr.)
Premiers February 17, 8pm ET/PT on Smithsonian Channel
"Freed's enduring photos of march part of exhibit"
„Heldin des anderen Amerikas“
für Angela Davis, 1970–1973.
“The Civil Rights Struggle, African American G.I.'s, and Germany“
Photographs and Oral History at the University of Mississippi Museum
February 8 - March 11, 2011
February 8, 2011
Introduction by Maria Höhn (Vassar College)
The Croft Institute (University of Mississippi) has partnered with the African-American Studies Program to bring to campus a collection of photographs and oral history about the experience of African-Americans in Germany during the Second World War and throughout the struggle for Civil Rights. The exhibit, created by Maria Höhn of Vassar College and Martin Klimke of the German Historical Institute and HCA Heidelberg, shows how Germany emerged as a critical point of reference in African-American demands for an end to segregation and for equal rights. We are very proud to be able to bring this international perspective on an important aspect of American history to the U.M. community.
University of Mississippi Museum
University Avenue and 5th St.
Oxford, MS 38655
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