Though courageous in battle from the Revolutionary War on, African-American soldiers have seldom received recognition for their patriotism. In personal testimony, interwoven with compelling images, African-American soldiers speak out about their profound disillusionment, compounded by the neglect and derision many Americans offered them at the close of the Vietnam War. A Kinocraft production. Part of a five-part series called In the Land of Jim Crow, these films offer a historical look at the de jure/de facto segregation that left African Americans behind. Even after the abolition of Jim Crow laws, they continue to have an impact on U.S. society today.
23 minutes • Color