Subjects:United States Military, Racial Integration, Fort Sill, Oklahoma, Brown vs. Board of Education of Topeka, Race relations, African Americans., African Americans--Civil rights, African Americans--Military service, African Americans--Segregation
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...