Author Linda Hervieux discusses the unsung role African-American soldiers played in World War II. It is not a new story. Black soldiers contributed to every war extending all the way back to the founding of our country, even as they were denied basic rights of liberty and citizenship. Theirs is a record of heroism and bravery that remains unrecognized today.
Hervieux is an American writer, journalist and photographer based in Paris. Her book, Forgotten: The Untold Story of D-Day’s Black Heroes, at Home and at War, chronicles the story of the only Black combat unit and their brutal journey through segregated Jim Crow America, to freedom in Great Britain and, ultimately, to the beaches of France.
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