African American Soldiers on D-Day


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:

The African-Americans of D-Day,13319,126337,00.html

Americas-The neglected story of African Americans on D-Day
France 24 International News

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