A People’s Journey, A Nation’s Story
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Determination and Service:
African Americans in Times of War
From the Revolutionary War to the War on Terror, African Americans have served in the United States military. In defending their country, they hoped to earn freedom and citizenship and contribute to a changed America where racial equality was possible.
Jackie Robinson and the “Double V” Campaign
Jackie Robinson is most noted for integrating Major League Baseball on April 15, 1947. However, Robinson’s role in the eventual integration of the military is less well known.
Breaking Racial Barriers at West Point and Beyond
In its first 133 years of existence (1802–1935), over 10,000 white cadets graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point. In stark contrast, only three African American cadets could claim this achievement.
Double Victory: The African American Military Experience
In choosing to serve in the military, African Americans sought to have their service understood by the nation as a demand for liberty and citizenship.