Alexander Augusta swam forward against waves of racism to become the United State Army's first Black surgeon
“I would like to be remembered as a strong man,” said Lawrence Brooks, “A good soldier"
Black men, women and children had a place in the American West from the earliest days on the frontier
“I would like to be remembered as a strong man,” said Lawrence Brooks, “a good soldier.”
Retired Army Brig. Gen. Ty Seidule combines history and memoir, reflecting on Confederate memorials and his education in segregated academies
Severely wounded, hero medic Lawrence Joel ignored enemy fire to reach the wounded and dead in Vietnam, for which he received the Medal of Honor
Black slaves recall their perilous journey to freedom using a network of hidden trails and safehouses laid out by freedmen and white abolitionists
“He was our benefactor and inspiration,” Eubie Blake, the jazz great, once said of James Reese Europe, who wielded a baton, not a rifle, for much of World War I
“When I became a ranger I was taking back my own history"
From 1907 until 1947 Buffalo Soldiers, known for their exceptional horsemanship, taught white cadets riding skills and tactics at the West Point Military Academy
A veteran of the 91st Engineer Battalion, a primarily African-American unit, Brooks served in New Guinea and the Philippines during World War II as a servant to three white officers
Using language in Massachusetts' state constitution, Freeman, known as 'Mum Bett,' successfully challenged her enslavement in court