University of Kentucky Libraries: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History

Racial Integration of the Armed Forces Oral History Project

Col. Arthur L. Kelly American Veterans Oral History Collection
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The U.S. military was officially integrated after World War II in 1948. This project focuses on the lives and careers of servicemen, specifically their personal experiences during the process of racial desegregation in the military. Discussed are the racial tension in various units, how racist attitudes affected their community, and feelings about African American officers. The complete collection record can be accessed on SPOKEdb, the Nunn Center's online collection catalog: <a href="http://kentuckyoralhistory.org/series/18981/racial-integration-armed-for...