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The Resource Courage has no color : the true story of the Triple Nickles : America's first Black paratroopers, Tanya Lee Stone, (electronic resource)

Courage has no color : the true story of the Triple Nickles : America's first Black paratroopers, Tanya Lee Stone, (electronic resource)

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Courage has no color : the true story of the Triple Nickles : America's first Black paratroopers
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Courage has no color
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the true story of the Triple Nickles : America's first Black paratroopers
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Tanya Lee Stone
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eng
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They became America?s first black paratroopers. Why was their story never told? Sibert Medalist Tanya Lee Stone reveals the history of the Triple Nickles during World War II. World War II is raging, and thousands of American soldiers are fighting overseas against the injustices brought on by Hitler. Back on the home front, the injustice of discrimination against African Americans plays out as much on Main Street as in the military. Enlisted black men are segregated from white soldiers and regularly relegated to service duties. At Fort Benning, Georgia, First Sergeant Walter Morris?s men serve as guards at The Parachute School, while the white soldiers prepare to be paratroopers. Morris knows that for his men to be treated like soldiers, they have to train and act like them, but would the military elite and politicians recognize the potential of these men as well as their passion for serving their country? Tanya Lee Stone examines the role of African Americans in the military through the history of the Triple Nickles, America?s first black paratroopers, who fought in a little-known attack on the American West by the Japanese. The 555th Parachute Infantry Battalion, in the words of Morris, "proved that the color of a man had nothing to do with his ability."
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Stone, Tanya Lee
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non fiction
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  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • 555th Parachute Infantry Association
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • 555th Parachute Infantry Association
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • African American soldiers
  • African Americans
  • Race discrimination
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • African American soldiers
  • African Americans
  • Race discrimination
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • United States
  • United States
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Courage has no color : the true story of the Triple Nickles : America's first Black paratroopers, Tanya Lee Stone, (electronic resource)
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 124-140) and index
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Courage has no color -- Soldiers, not servants -- I'm going to tell you a secret -- I had a mission that was (above) and beyond me -- Bets were made that blacks would never jump -- We were going to tangle with Hitler -- We were soldiers. We did what we had to do -- The army had no place for us -- We will have a colorless society one day
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1 online resource
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online
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9780763668204
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c8oyo89
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Courage has no color : the true story of the Triple Nickles : America's first Black paratroopers, Tanya Lee Stone, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Note
Electronic book
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 124-140) and index
Contents
Courage has no color -- Soldiers, not servants -- I'm going to tell you a secret -- I had a mission that was (above) and beyond me -- Bets were made that blacks would never jump -- We were going to tangle with Hitler -- We were soldiers. We did what we had to do -- The army had no place for us -- We will have a colorless society one day
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780763668204
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
c8oyo89
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(MnSpTMCL)c8oyo89
System details
  • Format: Adobe EPUB
  • Requires: cloudLibrary (file size: 19.4 MB)

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