Unit: The 2d Cavalry Division
One of the least known U.S. Army formations of World War II was the 2d Cavalry Division, which enjoyed the dubious distinction of being inactivated twice.
Juneteenth: The Army’s Role
General Granger’s reading of General Orders No.3 in Galveston, Texas on 19 June 1865 symbolized what was gained after five long years of war.
The Jayhawker and the Conductor: The Combahee Ferry Raid, 2 June 1863
By James Stejskal NOTE: This article contains excerpts from contemporary official Union and Confederate reports that include racial epithets. Additional eyewitness accounts employ local “dialect” that may or may not […]
Soldier – Albert C. Johnson
Albert Clinton Johnson – the man who would become the first African American colonel in the U.S. Army Signal Corps.
369th Sustainment Brigade
Written By: Melissa Ziobro Much has been written about the “Harlem Hellfighters” of the 369th Infantry Regiment during World War I, but little is known about the unit in subsequent […]
6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion
Written By: Kevin M. Hymel The 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion was a unique U.S. Army unit and it had the distinction of being the only all-African American, all-female unit […]
Sergeant Major Christian Fleetwood
Written By: CSM (Ret) James H. Clifford The streets of Baltimore were abuzz on 17 September 1863 with word that a new Union regiment was marching from Camp Belcher on […]
Executive Order 9981: Integration of the Armed Forces
By Patrick Feng The United States military of the present-day is comprised of servicemen and women of diverse social and racial backgrounds; all are dedicated to one common purpose: the […]
General Colin Luther Powell
Colin Luther Powell was born on 5 April 1937, in New York, New York. He attended the City University of New York. He graduated from CUNY and was commissioned a […]
FIGHTING FOR RESPECT: African-American Soldiers in WWI
By Jami L. Bryan As the people of the United States watched World War I ignite across Europe, African American citizens saw an opportunity to win the respect of their […]