Blacks have fought in America’s wars since the very first one, on the British and American side. They proved their heroics time and time again.
However, after the Civil War, the myth of Black “cowardice” was created and many blacks were held back from serving in important positions or on front lines…
But we still served.
Fighting for this country and fighting to defend so called rights and freedoms we weren’t granted at home was a contributing factor to the Civil Rights movement, especially after World War Two.