posted on Dec, 3 2006 @ 02:42 AM
Just recently I was given EXCLUSIVE RIGHTS by the Senator John Heinz History Center to do a series of Podcast interviews with African men and women
whose lives were in jeopardy by not only a war against communist Vietnam, but within the very ranks of the American war machine. THESE are THEIR
STORIES, in THEIR OWN WORDS.
Even as African American men and women headed to Vietnam to fight for their country and to show their patriotism, they faced racism in the ranks, as
did their families on the home front.
Soul Soldiers: African Americans and the Vietnam Era is a new book that was published in November 2006 by the Senator John Heinz Pittsburgh Regional
History Center. The book accompanies an exhibition of the same name on display at the History Center now through October 2007.
Soul Soldiers looks at black life through the eyes of veterans during the civil rights era by bringing together essays, poetry, oral histories, and
riveting recollections that recall the horrors of war, the complexities of race, and the duality of African American life. With a foreword by Albert
French, author of “Patches of Fire,” this 240-page book captures the spirit of the African American Vietnam experience and highlights the literary
expression of Vietnam veterans.
To HEAR This Dave Rabbit EXCLUSIVE Podcast: Soul Soldiers
To SEE or BUY The Book: store.pghhistory.org...
This is HISTORICAL regardless of what ethnic origin you are.
[edit on 1/3/2008 by Dave Rabbit]