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Author Cline, David P., 1969- author.

Title Twice forgotten : African Americans and the Korean War, an oral history / David P. Cline.

Publication Info. Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2021]


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Description xvi, 387 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references 351-371) and index.
Summary "Journalists began to call the Korean War 'the Forgotten War' even before it ended. Without a doubt, the most neglected story of this already-neglected war is that of African Americans who served just two years after Harry S. Truman ordered the desegregation of the military. Twice Forgotten draws on oral histories of Black Korean War veterans to recover the story of their contributions to the fight, the reality that the military desegregated in fits and starts, and how veterans' service fits into the long history of the Black freedom struggle. This collection of seventy oral histories, drawn from across the country, features interviews conducted by the author and his colleagues for their 2003 American Radio Works documentary, Korea: The Unfinished War, which examines the conflict as experienced by the approximately 600,000 Black men and women who served. It also includes narratives from other sources, including the Library of Congress's visionary Veterans History Project. In their own voices, soldiers and sailors and flyers tell the story of what it meant, how it felt, and what it cost them to fight for the freedom abroad that was too often denied them at home."-- Provided by publisher.
Contents Preface: the fight of their lives -- Introduction: the segregated military and the journey toward change -- Part I: Stateside. Crossing Jim Crow: enlisting and traveling to boot camp -- Life in the barracks: experiences in segregated and integrated training camps and schools -- Part II: Into Korea. No bigots in a foxhole: war brings desegregation -- African Americans and the US Army in battle -- African Americans and the Air Force, Marines, and Navy in battle -- African American prisoners of war -- Part III: The battles continue. From the service to the streets: Korean War veterans and social change -- Fighting the back of the bus: transforming the home front -- Conclusion: remembering.
Subject Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Participation, African American.
Korean War, 1950-1953 -- African Americans.
Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Personal narratives, American.
African American veterans -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
HISTORY / African American & Black.
HISTORY / Military / Korean War.
Military participation -- African American. (OCoLC)fst01353696
Korean War (1950-1953) (OCoLC)fst00988609
Chronological Term 1900-1999
Genre/Form Oral histories. (OCoLC)fst01726295
Personal narratives. (OCoLC)fst01423843
Personal narratives -- American. (OCoLC)fst01424071
Oral histories.
Personal narratives.
Other Form: Online version: Cline, David P., 1969- Twice forgotten. Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2021] 1469664550 (OCoLC)1290487290
ISBN 9781469664538 (hardcover ; alkaline paper)
1469664534 (hardcover ; alkaline paper)
9781469664545 electronic book
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