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Description/Abstract

This study addresses the gap in literature on the African American perspective of veteran's experiences during World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. Research found that the interviewed men reported racist experiences, and also found they perceived service to the country aided their growth as men and as activists. Although African American service members were essential to the U.S. war effort, official accounts of their service are often excluded or misreported, and would benefit from policymakers using the narrative experiences of veterans to continue to introduce policies and programs that encourage diversity. Researchers are encouraged to continue to collect data on this important topic, particularly through qualitative methods.

Original Citation

Black H. K. (2016). Three generations, three wars: African American veterans. The Gerontologist, 56(1), 33–41. https://doi.org/10.1093/geront/gnv122

Document Type

Brief

Disciplines

Family, Life Course, and Society | Military and Veterans Studies | Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration | Race and Ethnicity | Social and Behavioral Sciences

Extent

2 pages

DCMI Type

Text

Keywords

Veterans, African Americans, Research brief

Subject

African American veterans; Veterans

Geographic Area

United States

Publisher

Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University

Date

2-12-2016

Language

English

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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