Category Archives: U.S. military and civil rights

The murder of Pfc. Guillen “shocked” military leaders, but it shouldn’t have

By Heather Marie Stur, Ph.D. Sometime during the night as 2020 ended and the New Year began, two U.S. servicewomen died in Texas. Emergency services personnel at Fort Bliss, where 19-year-old Pfc. Asia Graham was stationed, found her unresponsive in … Continue reading

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Recovering the Experiences of the Black Greatest Generation

by Douglas Bristol After conducting hundreds of hours of oral history interviews with Vietnam veterans, the Founding Director of the Dale Center, Dr. Andrew Wiest, persuasively argued in his Boys of ’67: Charlie Company’s War in Vietnam that historians have … Continue reading

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The Short and Long-Term Impacts of World War II on the Lives of Black GIs

by Douglas Bristol When I was conducting research at LSU-Alexandria last summer, I had the good fortune to interview Dr. Haywood Joiner, Jr., Chair of the Department of Allied Health Programs, about his father’s military service during World War II. … Continue reading

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