Fighting For Freedom, Fighting Against the Bomb: African Americans and the Campaign for a Nuclear-Free World, 1945-

In the description of his 2015 book, African Americans Against the Bomb: Nuclear Weapons, Colonialism, and the Black Freedom Movement, historian Vincent Intondi describes the long but little-known history of black Americans in the Nuclear Disarmament Movement. His essay, which appears below, tells the compelling … Read MoreFighting For Freedom, Fighting Against the Bomb: African Americans and the Campaign for a Nuclear-Free World, 1945-

Clyde Kennard (1927-1963)

Clyde Kennard was an African American activist who pioneered the desegregation of higher education in Mississippi. After applying multiple times to Mississippi Southern College (now the University of Southern Mississippi), he was framed and incarcerated in 1960 until his death in 1963. Born on June 21, 1927 in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, … Read MoreClyde Kennard (1927-1963)

Wayne L. Black (1962?- )

Wayne L. Black is a Brigadier General and Assistant Adjutant General of the Indiana Army National Guard. As Assistant Adjutant General, Black is the primary advisor to the Adjutant General and aids in managing and coordinating the Indiana Army National Guard. Black also acts as a representative of … Read MoreWayne L. Black (1962?- )

William E. Brown, Jr. (1927- )

Lieutenant General William E. Brown, Jr. is a former United States Air Force pilot, former commander of Allied Air Forces Southern Europe and former deputy commander of U.S. Air Forces in Southern Europe. Brown ended his military career with over 5,100 flying hours, the Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of … Read MoreWilliam E. Brown, Jr. (1927- )

Charles Edward Freeman (1933- )

Charles E. Freeman is the first and only African American to serve on the State of Illinois Supreme Court, representing the First Judicial District of Illinois. Freeman was born in 1933 in Richmond, Virginia.  A 1954 graduate of Virginia Union University in Richmond, Virginia. Freeman served in the U.S. Army from 1956 to … Read MoreCharles Edward Freeman (1933- )

Langston Hughes’ Visit to the Soviet Union (1932-1933)

In June of 1932, poet Langston Hughes, political activist Louise Thompson, and 22 other African American artists, filmmakers, and actors, traveled to the Soviet Union (USSR) to create a film about African American life in the American south. The film, aptly titled Black and White, was to focus on the many examples of racial discrimination … Read MoreLangston Hughes’ Visit to the Soviet Union (1932-1933)

James Reginald Hall, Jr. (1937- )

Lieutenant General James Reginald Hall, Jr. was born in Anniston, Alabama in 1937. He pursued a Bachelor of Arts degree at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia, studying political science. James also pursued a second degree in public administration, from Shippensburg College in Pennsylvania. Following graduation in 1957, Hall joined the United … Read MoreJames Reginald Hall, Jr. (1937- )

Henry Doctor, Jr. (1932-2007)

Lieutenant General Henry Doctor, Jr. was a three-star general who achieved the highest rank among the 13 General Officers who have been commissioned through South Carolina State University’s Bulldog Battalion. South Carolina State’s ROTC program has been a leading producer of officers for the United States Armed … Read MoreHenry Doctor, Jr. (1932-2007)