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Black Faces of War: A Legacy of Honor from the American Revolution to Today
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This commemoration of African-Americans in the U.S. military includes contributions from W. Stephen Morris and Luther H. Smith, one of the most-celebrated Tuskegee Airmen. Other black military heroes featured in the book include Crispus Attucks, the first man to die in the Revolutionary War; Lt. James Reese Europe, who brought jazz music to Europe in 1918; Lt. Charity Adams, commander of the only all-black Women's Army Corps unit during World War II; and Gen. Colin Powell, who served with distinction in Vietnam, became the first African-American Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff during the Gulf War, and retired a four-star general before becoming the first African-American Secretary of State.

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Robert V. Morris. (2011). Black Faces of War: A Legacy of Honor from the American Revolution to Today. Voyageur Press.

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Robert V. Morris. 2011. Black Faces of War: A Legacy of Honor From the American Revolution to Today. Voyageur Press.

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Robert V. Morris, Black Faces of War: A Legacy of Honor From the American Revolution to Today. Voyageur Press, 2011.

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        The history of African Americans and the military is complicated by blacks efforts to fight for recognition as citizens to be able to serve in the military as well as the rigors of fighting overseas once in the military. Morris, the grandson of two decorated army officers, offers a sweeping look at the history of American military service by African American men and women. He includes profiles of historic figures, including Crispus Attucks, the first man to die in the American Revolution, and Harriet Tubman, who served with the Union during the Civil War, as well as profiles and interviews with more contemporary figures in the military, including the Tuskegee airmen; Lieutenant James Reese Europe, who introduced jazz to Europe during his service in WWI; and General Colin Powell, who served in Vietnam and later became the first black chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and first black secretary of state. Morris draws on archival material to present personal stories of service and sacrifice, along with illustrations and photographs that add to the appeal of this book.(Reprinted with permission of Booklist, copyright 2011, American Library Association.)

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