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Black History Month 2018: African Americans in Time of Wars: eVideos

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Tuskegee Airmen in Action -Segment 26 of 50 (02:39)

FedFlix: African-Americans in World War II: Legacy of Patriotism and Valor - Full Video (01:09:32)

This documentary contains extensive film footage of African-Americans fighting in World War II in D-Day invasion of Europe, the Battle of the Bulge, Italy, and the Pacific. It features numerous interviews with veterans including Congressional Medal of Honor winners. View Video.

River of Death - Full Video (53:41)

Narrated by Emmy-nominated actress Elizabeth McGovern (Downton Abbey), “Civil War: the Untold Story” provides new insights into the causes of the Civil War, life on the home front, the politics of war, the issue of slavery, and the relatively unheralded role African Americans played in the conflict... View Video.

America’s Black Warriors - Full Video (48:16)

From the Revolutionary War to the Spanish-American War, black soldiers had fought under the Stars and Stripes. During the early decades of the 20th century, however, racism in the military saw them relegated to noncombat roles as their commanders grew to believe that black soldiers were unfit to fight. View Video.

African-Americans in the Civil War -Segment 35 (03:52)

For Love of Liberty: The Story of America's Black Patriots Series (6-part series, 45–131 minutes each).

Finally, and for the first time, sets the record straight with an all-star cast who read from a collection of letters, diaries, speeches, and military records that document and acknowledge the sacrifices and accomplishments of African-Americans across four centuries of warfare. View Video.

African-American soldiers Undertake Combat Drills During World War II ca. 1945 - Full Video (02:10)

Despite the huge need for manpower during World War II, U.S. military units officially remained segregated throughout the war. African-American soldiers who fought in the war were assigned to segregated squadrons, and they generally did not fight alongside their white counterparts. View Video.

Buffalo Soldiers: An American Legacy - Full Video (43:28)

By the end of the Civil War, nearly 200,000 black soldiers were serving in the Federal Army. After the war, many decided not to return to a life of sharecropping and racial oppression, instead volunteering to battle outlaws and Indian raiders along the western frontier. View Video.