“Do you know what it’s like for a Negro to be among the ‘conquerors’ instead of the defeated? We learned about it for the first time when we ‘occupied’ Germany and none of us ever got over it. We will never go back to the old way again.“
William Gardner Smith, Interview in the New York Post (September 1959)
"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"
New Article by
„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