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Victory at Home & Abroad: Race and The U.S. Armed Services

May 23, 2014


From the valor of the 54th  Massachusetts regiment, to the commanding presence of General Colin Powell, to the overwhelmingly African American, Asian, and Latino volunteer troops --  people of color have had a complicated experience in America’s military.  Tonight on Basic Black, a Memorial Day conversation about historical and contemporary experience of people of color and serving in the US armed forces.


Panelists:

- Latoyia Edwards, Anchor, New England Cable News

- Phillip Martin, Senior Reporter, WGBH Radio

- Kim McLarin, cultural commentator, Assistant Professor of Writing, Emerson College

- Peniel Joseph, Professor of History, Tufts University

- Chad Williams, Associate Professor of African & Afro-American Studies, Brandeis University

 

(Photo source: Army OneSource)