From Liberators to Leaders: Stories from African American GIs in WWII and the Civil Rights Movement
African Americans who served in the U.S. Armed Forces during World War II helped to liberate survivors of the Holocaust and Nazi occupied Europe. Many experienced racism and prejudice from their fellow soldiers, even as they fought Nazism throughout Europe. Upon their return to the United States, some veterans were determined to continue the fight against intolerance, this time targeting the racism and prejudice that permeated American society. Join Chhange’s Executive Director Dr. Sara E. Brown, as she examines the testimonies of African American veterans of World War II and the ways in which they applied lessons learned from the Holocaust to the Civil Rights Movement.
Presented by Sara Brown, Director of the Center for Holocaust, Human Rights and Genocide Education CHHANGE
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