Race discrimination--United States
Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:
This collection consists of an oral history interview transcript of a retired African American lieutenant colonel, and one of the Tuskegee Airmen, as he discusses his experiences during WWII and the Korean War.
Coleridge Augustus Jemmott was an African American soldier in the United States Army, "I" company, 22nd Quartermaster Regiment. He served in Italy and North Africa as a sergeant, transporting the "Anizio Annie" cannon, from 1942 to 1945. The collection contains photographs and ephemera from Jemmott's war years. There are sixty black-and-white photographs of Jemmott with his unit in North Africa and Italy. There is also a menu from a Casablanca restaurant, Port of Leghorn entry card, newspaper clippings, and a North African Theater uniform patch.
Articles, correspondence, memorabilia, newsclippings, and other materials related to Stetson Kennedy's professional career.
Corrected typescript draft of August Reckoning: Jack Turner and Racism in Post-Civil War Alabama by William Warren Rogers and Robert David Ward. Baton Rouge, Louisiana State University Press. 1973.
This collection relates to Willie Mae Williams, an African American woman, who served in the Women's Army Corps during World War II. The collection includes an oral history interview, photographs, newspaper clippings, a cassette tape of the oral history, a woman's veterans hat, a Women's Army Corps souvenir tray, a Women's Army Corps tag, and a yearbook for the 1881st Service Command unit. In her oral history interview, she discusses basic training for women and the WAC's unpreparedness for the women. She worked in the hospital and talks about life as a female on base and in traveling off base to visit civilians; talk about female pregnancy in the WAC.