- African Americans in the U.S. Army
- Timeline, biographical profiles of trailblazers, news stories, desktop wallpaper, and recommended resources. From the U.S. Army. For information on units, annotated artwork and photography, or essays and publications with topics such as the participation, employment, and eventual integration of Black soldiers in different wars, the legacy of Black women soldiers, etc., click here to visit a website with the same name from the U.S. Army Center of Military History.
- African Americans in the U.S. Coast Guard
- Overview, a chronology, links to recommended articles, photo gallery of briefly annotated portraits, and additional lengthier biographical profiles. Part of the official website of the United States Coast Guard.
- Blacks in the U.S. Army: Now and Then
- 34 pages (Portable Document Format--.pdf) of demographic information concerning all branches of the U.S. military, mostly comparing four time periods (FY 85, FY 95, FY 05, and FY 09) with the incorporation of many charts and tables. From the Department of Army's Office of Army Demographics.
- CAF Redtail Squadron
- Website of a nonprofit that is dedicated to educating the public about the Tuskegee Airmen. Brief Overviews of topics such as "Training", "Airmen in Combat", and "War Record" are available under a tab labeled "The Tuskegee Airmen". At the end of these overviews are links to supplementary facts and statistics or lengthy publications.
- Experiencing War: Stories from the Veterans History Project
- Biographical profiles with audio and video clips of interviews, photo albums, maps, and other resources. Click here for many additional profiles that are not a part of the digital collection (browseable by race/ethnicity among other limiters). From the Library of Congress.
- Gladstone Collection of African American Photographs
- Provides almost 350 images showing African Americans and related military and social history, primarily of the Civil war era. Additional photographs from the Civil War era are available online through the Print and Photographs Division. Both resources are from the Library of Congress.
- History Makers: the nation's largest African American video oral history collection
- Military Makers section features brief biographical profiles of Tuskegee Airmen, high-ranking armed services officials, and military technicians, etc. Paid members gain access to full length video clips among other benefits.
- Military Resources: Blacks in the Military
- Annotated bibliography comprised of many hyperlinks to e-books, articles, websites, and lesson plans. From the National Archives.
- Pictures of African Americans During World War II
- 260 pictures (in .jpg format) with annotations, organized by military branch, gender (women), rest and relaxation, homefront, etc. Links to a complementary article, and related resources. From the National Archives.
- United State Marine Corp History Division
- Links to a few relevant publications, ordered by year of publication: Pride, Progress, and Prospects: The Marine Corps' Efforts to Increase the Presence of African-American Officers (1970-1995) (2000); The Right to Fight: African-American Marines in World War II (1995); and Blacks in the Marine Corp (1975). The latter is a historical overview ending with the Vietnam Era. Each are viewable online in PDF (Portable Document Format).
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