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The plight of African-American soldiers during WWII

During World War II, African-Americans were placed in a difficult situation: How do you show your patriotism and defend the land of the free when you don’t share in those liberties?

Our guest, Dartmouth history professor Matthew Delmont, chronicles this chapter of American history in his 2022 book Half American: the Epic Story of African Americans Fighting World War II at Home and Abroad.


  • Matthew Delmont, author, Half American: The Epic Story of African-Americans Fighting World War II at Home and Abroad; Dartmouth University history professor

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