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African Americans in the U.S. Army
Timeline, biographical profiles of trailblazers, news stories, desktop wallpaper, and recommended resources. From the U.S. Army. 
African Americans in the U.S. Army
Information on units, annotated artwork and photography, and 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. 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
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. Viewable online in PDF (Portable Document Format).
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. The Veterans History Project also includes 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.
Marine Corps Publications Electronic Library
Links to a few relevant publications, including: 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 Corps (1975). The latter is a historical overview ending with the Vietnam Era. Each are viewable online in PDF (Portable Document Format).
Military Resources: Blacks in the Military
Annotated bibliography comprised of many hyperlinks to e-books, articles, websites, and lesson plans. Examples of resources promoted include: Pictures of African Americans during World War II, Soldiers and Sailors Database, and Desegregation of the Armed Forces: Archival Materials at the Library.  From the National Archives.


Black Thought and Culture

Black Thought and Culture from Alexander Street Press connects students and researchers with works by leading African Americans. More than 100,000 pages of monographs, speeches, essays, articles and interviews, written by leaders within the black community from earliest times to 1975, illustrate the evolution of what it means to "be black". Teachers, artists, politicians, religious leaders, athletes, veterans, entertainers and others are represented.


Maintained by the staff of the African American Department, State Library Resource Center, Enoch Pratt Free Library