African Americans -- Civil rights -- History.
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
Unprocessed — Folder 2019-02-01_Black_History_display-2019.022.a
Collection — Document-box Resource Copies 1
Overview This collection contains one letter from SSgt. Lorraina Nyanza, USAF to her mother. In the fourteen page letter she details some of her attempts to seek justice for racial mistreatment and harassment in the military while overseas.
Dates: 1989 January 26
Sub-Series — Box 2s2, Folder: 11
Scope and Contents This series contains photographs of African-Americans in the military, 1970-1973. Photographs include candid press photographs of high ranking African-American military personnel and military action photographs. The series portrays the signficant roles African-American played in the U.S. military. Notable photographs include Major General Benjamin O. Davis, Jr. (highest ranking African-American in U.S. Armed Forces), Captain Samuel L. Gravely, Jr. (first African-American to become an admiral...
Dates: 1965 - 1973