African Americans have participated in every major U.S. war, the battle for integration and for recognition of the accomplishments of black soldiers has been a slow process. It wasn't until after World War II that the U.S. armed forces became integrated, under a 1948 executive order by President Harry S. Truman.
Credit to blacks in the military has gradually been awarded where due and where long overdue. We have pulled out just a few historical black regiments that exemplify the struggles and the contributions by African Americans in the armed forces before integration. When many people think of blacks in the Armed Forces, the first people that they think of is the Tuskegee Airmen or the Buffalo Soldiers. However, since the inception of this country we have always been involved in its defense.
My friend over at Eyes, Mind, Heart, did an excellent post (which included her dad) for this Veterans Day tribute. (check it out)
I did this video in January 2008, but I think this is an excellent time to showcase it again. For the wonderful men and women that serve our Armed Forces.
Buffalo Soldiers Remix - The most amazing videos are a click away