The massive fire that destroyed much of Paris’s famed Notre Dame cathedral Monday night left destruction and hope.
Linda Hervieux is the author of Forgotten: The Untold Story of D-Day’s Black Heroes, At Home and At War (Harper)
The soldiers of the segregated 320th Barrage Balloon Battalion, the only black combat unit at D-Day, had a critical mission: stop German planes from decimating the troops.
The black soldiers of the 320th Barrage Balloon Battalion had a critical role to play in WWII—but before they deployed, they faced violence in the Jim Crow South.
One million black soldiers served America during World War II. Not one of them received the Medal of Honor.