Wednesday, November 12, 2014

LBJ and J. Edgar Hoover discussing Mississippi Civil Rights Workers' Murders (1964)

This is a very interesting communication between the president and the head of the FBI. I don't know if I believe the part about the local authorities cooperating with the federal agents. Notice how FBI director Hoover assumes right away that the young men have been killed. After that he tries to say it's  possible that the rights workers faked their own abduction.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

The Harlem Hellfighters on Parade

An Essay Toward a History of the Black Man in the Great War (June 1919) by W.E. Burghardt DuBois

"Fresh back from an investigative trip to Europe, editor of the monthly magazine of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), W.E.B. DuBois, outlines the history of black soldiers in World War I, both the 280,000 Senegalese who fought for France at the Marne, 30,000 Congolese fighting for the Belgians, as well as the 200,000 American blacks with the American Expeditionary Force in Europe."
Uploaded to on March 4, 2014 by Tim Davenport ("Carrite").

Scott's official history of the American Negro in the World War

E.J. Scott

 A complete and authentic narration, from official sources, of the participation of American soldiers of the Negro race in the World War for democracy ... a full acount of the war work organizations of colored men and women and other civilian activities, including the Red Cross, the Y.M.C.A., the Y.W.C.A. and the War camp community service, with official summary of treaty of peace and League of Nations covenant (1919)

Don't forget our Black Unsung Heroes

The Invisible Soldiers: Unheard Voices of Black WWII Vets

Monday, November 10, 2014

On November 11 Remember - Black War Vets

THREE FRONTS: Testimonies of Black American WWII  

Veterans by LILI BERNARD

James Reese Europe the Hellfighters

WWII Black Female Battalion

African Americans in the Military: 

A Legacy of Exceptional Service

A booklet on Negro veterans after WWII

Let's not forget on November 11, that African Americans have always served the country, in every war.
Here is a little booklet that came out after WWII about the situations faced by Black vets after that war.