African Americans in the Military: Contributions of Former Enslaved Persons
African Americans have a long and distinguished history in the United States Armed Forces. Despite facing obstacles such as discrimination, segregation and random penalties, African Americans have served in every major war fought by the US military. Yet this is not widely known. Former enslaved persons also served with distinction. Their service should be remembered and honored. This podcast aims to tell the stories of several African Americans who served in the military and to show how they served their country with courage and honor. Be prepared to stand and salute these great Americans!