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The Legacy of an African American Army Officer

Short | 02:27

The daughter of Harold Montgomery, the only African American general staff corps officer in Europe post-World War II, recounts her childhood in Germany and her relationship with her father.

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They fought to liberate Germany from Nazi rule, as racism reached unfathomable levels. Their fight would continue back home on American soil. This is the story of the one-million-plus African Americans who fought in World War II. Discover their encounters with hatred, from the enemy and from within their own ranks. Explore this paradoxical chapter in American history through interviews with war heroes, including Colin Powell, Tuskegee ace pilot Roscoe Brown, and Charles Evers, brother of Civil Rights activist and WWII veteran Medgar Evers.

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