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Civil Rights in Kentucky - Oral Histories: Col. Arthur L. Kelly American Veterans Oral History Project - Racial Integration of the Armed Forces Project

Col. Arthur L. Kelly American Veterans Oral History Project - Racial Integration of the Armed Forces Project

Description

The U.S. military was officially integrated after World War II in 1948. This project focuses on the lives and careers of servicemen, particularly their personal experiences during the process of racial desegregation in the military. Some topics discussed is the racial tension in various units, how racist attitudes affected their community, and feelings about African American officers.

 Number of Interviews        2

 Total Hours    8

 Keywords               

 racial integration; civil rights movement; Fort Sill, Oklahoma; Brown vs. Board of Education; Korean War; Vietnam War; U.S. military

Tags

Integration, Segregation

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