News

News

Veterans Day and Black Freedom Struggles
Nov 11, 2013 | News
Veterans Day and Black Freedom Struggles

We honor the selfless service of American military Veterans today, and we also take a moment to reflect on the African American veteran experience as profiled in War! What Is It Good For? (2012) by Kimberley Phillips, Ph.D., Provost and Dean of Faculty at Mills College. #HonoringVets

 

*****************************************
Countless members of the African American community proudly served in branches of the U.S. military. We honor their selfless service annually through holiday observances like Veterans Day as well as parades and person-to-person thanks.

Many books have been published on the subject of African Americans in the military and our fight for equal recognition of service. In 2012's War! What Is It Good For?, Kimberley Phillips, Ph.D., Provost and Dean of Faculty at Mills College, examines African American participation in the nation's wars and the complicated struggles our veterans have fought to overturn racial, gender and economic inequalities. Read Dr. Phillips' book, and remember that November 11 is a special day for #HonoringVets.

News