Harlem At War: The Black Experience in WWII
By the spring of 1943 more than a half million blacks were in the U.S. Army, but only 79,000 were overseas -- serving chiefly in labor battalions.<P>Wherever black troops were trained or stationed, Brandt explains, "rage surfaced frequently, was suppressed, but not extinguished". The collective anger erupted one day in Harlem when a young black soldier was shot by a white police officer.
Author: Nathan Brandt
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
Release Date: 1996-12-01