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Civil Rights and African American History

An overview of government publications, by department or agency, related to civil rights and African American history

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"The Department of Defense is America's largest government agency, with 3.4 million service members and civilians, working in over 160 countries." -( The documents on this page highlight the history of civil rights issues and African Americans serving in the United States military.

Combat Multipliers: African-American Soldiers in four wars

In those days : African-American life near the Savannah River

Path breakers : U.S. Marine African American officers in their own words

Pride, progress, and prospects : the Marine Corps' efforts to increase the presence of African-American officers (1970-1995)

The right to fight : African-American Marines in World War II

Blacks in the Army Air Forces during World War II: the problems of race relations

Blacks in the Marine Corps

Blacks in the U.S. Army, then and now

Buffalo soldiers at Fort Leavenworth in the 1930s and early 1940s

Freedom by the sword: the U.S. Colored Troops, 1862-1867

Nothing but praise : a history of the 1321st Engineer General Service Regiment

Black Americans in defense of our nation

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