African American Soldiers on D-Day

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2,000 black troops were among the Allied forces that stormed the beaches of Normandy, France on June 6, 1944. Too many stories leave out these Negro soldiers who served in a segregated American military during World War II.

These soldiers served in support capacities in the thick of the combat. An Emmy-nominated documentary, A Distant Shore: African Americans of D-Day tells their stories.  Here is an excerpt:

Resources:
The African-Americans of D-Day
http://www.military.com/NewsContent/0,13319,126337,00.html

Americas-The neglected story of African Americans on D-Day
France 24 International News
http://www.france24.com/en/20140604-d-day-african-american-battalion-320th-france-scholar-mills-dabney-normandy/?&_suid=140241208469005233622491359711

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