Black Faces of War: A Legacy of Honor from the American Revolution to Today
ISBN/ASIN: 0760339171,9780760339176 | 2011 | English | pdf | 160/163 pages | 79.6 Mb
Publisher: Zenith Press | Author: Robert V. Morris, Julius W. Becton Jr.
This commemoration of African-Americans in the U.S. military includes contributions from W. Stephen Morris and Luther H. Smith, one of the most-celebrated Tuskegee Airmen. Other black military heroes featured in the book include Crispus Attucks, the first man to die in the Revolutionary War; Lt. James Reese Europe, who brought jazz music to Europe in 1918; Lt. Charity Adams, commander of the only all-black Women's Army Corps unit during World War II; and Gen. Colin Powell, who served with distinction in Vietnam, became the first African-American Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff during the Gulf War, and retired a four-star general before becoming the first African-American Secretary of State.