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Buffalo Soldiers & Indian Wars     View
History of the Buffalo Soldiers. Includes text, photos, and video from the Library of Congress (RealPlayer required). A story in five parts.

Integration of the Armed Forces     View
"Segregation in the [U.S.] military services did not officially end until the Secretary of Defense announced on 30 September 1954 that the last all-black unit had been abolished." Site includes an armed forces integration chronology, and an ...

Fact Sheets: Tuskegee Airmen     View
Fact sheet about U.S. Army Air Forces (USAAF) "black fliers, the so-called 'Tuskegee Airmen,' [who] served with distinction in combat and directly contributed to the eventual integration of the U.S. armed services." Provides photos and hist ...

Tuskegee Airmen Facts     View
Fact sheet about the Tuskegee Airmen, "who volunteered [during World War II] to become America's first Black military airmen. ... Tuskegee University was awarded the U.S. Army Air Corps contract to help train America's first Black military aviat ...

Medal of Honor     View
Full-text listings of more than 3,400 Medal of Honor Citations awarded by the president, in the name of Congress, to U.S. soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen since the decoration's creation in 1861. Categorized by war. Also has st ...

African-Americans in the Armed Forces     View
This IPL pathfinder is designed for individuals interested in the role African-Americans have played in major American conflicts and their relationship to the United States Armed Forces. It is organized in chronological order by eras. Both print and ...

Black Dispatches: Black American Contributions to Union Intelligence During the Civil War     View
This site highlights the contributions made by African Americans to the intelligence efforts of the Union during the Civil War, describing the work of several slaves, both male and female, who acted as intelligence agents. According to the author, ...

Women in Military Service for America Memorial Foundation: Resources     View
Links to articles on the role of women in the U.S. military beginning with the American Revolution, including essays on Black, Asian-American, Hispanic, and Native American women in the armed forces; a narrative of the struggle for racial equality by ...

"The Triple Nickles": The 555th Parachute Infantry Battalion, 1944-1947     View
History, photographs, names, functions, and other information on this battalion of Black paratroopers. Trained for combat in World War II, these soldiers served in the Pacific Northwest as smokejumpers in Operation Fire Fly, responsible for locating ...

The Port Chicago Disaster: A Reource for Students and Teachers     View
A history of the events of July 17, 1944, when a major explosion rocked the naval base at the mouth of the Sacramento River at Port Chicago, California (now the Concord Naval Weapons Station). The working conditions, explosion, mutiny, court martial, ...



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