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
Americas-The neglected story of African Americans on D-Day
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