News Archive

Below you will find a list of news items related to African-American soldiers and civil rights.

Press coverage about our project itself is listed in our press section.

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2013:

Davidson (NC) – Davidson College
February – March 2013
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2012:

Maitland, FL – The Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center of Florida
September – November 2012
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Video of roundtable discussion with veterans in Lancaster, PA
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New Oral Histories online
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2011:

Lancaster, PA – Franklin & Marshall College
November 03 – December 31, 2011
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Chapel Hill, NC – University of North Carolina
September 8 – October 28, 2011
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Athens, GA – University of Georgia
March 24 – July 31, 2011
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Oxford, MS – University of Mississippi
February 08 – March 11, 2011
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San Francisco, CA – African American Arts & Culture Complex
January 13 – April 22, 2011
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2010:

“Songs for the Unsung“ Performance
Armed Forces Retirement Home, Washington, DC – December 9, 2010
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“Revolutionary Alliances: Black Power and Germany“
Panel Discussion with Kathleen Cleaver & Barbara Easley Cox
Vassar College – November 15, 2010
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Berkeley, CA – University of California
October 7 – November 7, 2010
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Maria Höhn Wins DAAD/GSA Prize for the Best Article in the German Studies Review
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GHI Receives 2010 Partner Award of the Humanities Council
July 30, 2010
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Vernon Baker, Belated Medal of Honor Recipient, Dies at 90
July 2010
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Marvin Gilmore Honored for WW II Military Service
May 20, 2010
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Attorney General Eric Holder Addresses the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum 2010 Days of Remembrance National Tribute Dinner
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
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House Resolution Recognizing the Difficult Challenges and Heroism of Black Veterans

February 24, 2010
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Black veterans fought bigotry and the enemy during World War II: Black History Month
By Brian Albrecht
Cleveland.com – February 21, 2010
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2009:

The Difficult Identities of Post-War Black Children of GIs
By Stephanie Siek
Spiegel Online International – October, 13, 2009
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Rudi Williams: NAACP Salutes DoD’s Equal Opportunity Efforts at Annual Convention
American Forces Press Service – July 21, 2009
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NAACP Honors Transatlantic Research Project with Julius E. Williams Distinguished Community Service Award
NAACP Centennial Convention – July 14, 2009
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African-American D-Day veterans celebrate Barack Obama’s trip to Normandy, by Philip Sherwel
Telegraph – June 6, 2009
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Brian Knowlton: Forgotten Battalion’s Last Returns to Beachhead
New York Times – June 5, 2009
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Gert Schramm: Der Schwarze, der Buchenwald überlebte
SZ – June 5, 2009
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2008:

Black Veterans groups commemorate President Truman integrating the military
U.S. Army, Freedom Salute, Press Release – July 25, 2008

Military history milestone remembered in Baltimore
U.S. Army, Freedom Salute, The Salute Newsletter – Spring 2008

2007:

Avis Thomas-Lester: Tuskegee Airmen Receive a Nation’s Salute
Washington Post, March 30, 2007
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WWII G.I. Babies: Children of the Enemy
By Mary Wiltenburg and Marc Widmann,  Spiegel Online, February 1, 2007
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2005:

African-American Soldiers in World War II Helped Pave Way for Integration of US Military
Voice of America – May 10, 2005

2004:

Phil W. Petrie: NAACP Has Long History of Commitment to Black Soldiers
The Crisis –  March/April 2004

1971:

World: Black Explosions in West Germany
Time Magazine – September 21, 1970
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