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“[For black soldiers], but especially those out of the South, Germany was a breath of freedom. [They could] go where they wanted, eat where they wanted, and date whom they wanted, just like other people.”

Colin Powell about his tour of duty in West Germany in 1958, from My American Journey (1995)

 




NEWS:

New Documentary:
"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
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New Article:
"Freed's enduring photos of march part of exhibit"
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New Article by
Sophie Lorenz:
„Heldin des anderen Amerikas“
Die DDR-Solidaritätsbewegung
für Angela Davis, 1970–1973.
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New Film:
"The West Point -
Vassar College Initiative"
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A Breath of Freedom
By Maria Höhn &
Martin Klimke
Palgrave Macmillan October 2010
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Oxford, MS - University of Mississippi

um_museum_logo_email“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

Exhibition Opening:
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.


Location

University of Mississippi Museum
University Avenue and 5th St.
Oxford, MS  38655
662-915-7073
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Impressions from the exhibition

Video




Press

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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