The Forgotten African Americans of World War II

Event Details

Thu, Aug 20, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

Online Event

1s151 Winfield Rd.
Wheaton, IL 60189
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Virtual Date With History
Thursday, August 2oth
7:00 PM Online via Zoom
Free Event but Registration Required


The Forgotten African Americans of World War II: The Fight for Freedom at Home and Abroad

Author Linda Hervieux will discuss the unsung role African-American soldiers played in World War II. It is not a new story. Black soldiers contributed to every war extending all the way back to the founding of our country, even as they were denied basic rights of liberty and citizenship. Theirs is a record of heroism and bravery that remains unrecognized today. Among their ranks is a forgotten Black hero of the D-Day invasion who was nominated for — and denied — the Medal of Honor he rightfully deserved.

MEET THE AUTHOR: Linda Hervieux is an American writer, journalist and photographer based in Paris. Her book, Forgotten: The Untold Story of D-Day’s Black Heroes, chronicles the story of D-Day’s only Black combat unit and their brutal journey through segregated Jim Crow America, to freedom in Great Britain and, ultimately, to the beaches of France. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, New York Daily News, the Daily Beast, TIME, NBCnews.com, and other publications. For more information, please go to www.lindahervieux.com.

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