February 27, 1962: The presidential palace in Saigon is bombed by two renegade South Vietnamese pilots flying American-made World War II era fighter planes.
(See , 1987; ) November 13, 1982: A memorial to America's 2.7 million veterans of the Vietnam war, and to the memory of the 57,939 US soldiers killed or missing in the war is dedicated in Washington, D.C.
African Americans In The Civil War | HistoryNet
On Sunday, PBS aired the first of a six-part miniseries called , set at a Union hospital in Alexandria, Virginia, during the Civil War. This is the first of two blog posts that will explore a Spencer connection to that program. Both have been guest written by Spencer researcher Charles Joyce. Mr. Joyce is a labor attorney in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and also a long-time collector and dealer of Civil War photography.
African-Americans - New World Encyclopedia
Violently scorned for escalating the Vietnam War, chastised by African Americans for moving too slowly on civil rights, and hounded in Congress for the costliness of his ambitious domestic programs, Johnson had even been deserted by much of his own Democratic Party.
Bios of African Americans in History - …
()July 1965: Several years before Martin Luther King publicly opposes the war (See ), the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party circulates a leaflet entitled "The War on Vietnam: A McComb, Mississippi, Protest" which outlines "five reasons why Negroes should not be in any war fighting for America." Among the reasons: "No one has a right to ask us to risk our lives and kill other Colored People in Santo Domingo and Vietnam, so that the White American can get richer.
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As long as the United States is involved in this war I will not serve in the armed forces." The program includes the mother of imprisoned Ronald Lockman, an African-American soldier who refused shipment to Vietnam, and the sister of another jailed draft resister, John Wells [; ][See also ) May 31, 1968: Anti-war activist David Harris is sentenced to three years imprisonment for refusing induction.
BLACK HISTORY MONTH: 50 African-Americans Who …
Participants discussed the role of African-American soliders in Union forces during the . They focused on topics such as their experiences as soldiers, life in Washington, DC and the war’s impact on African-American civilians. After their presentations, they took questions from the audience. This was part of a forum during the preliminary dedication of a monument to African-American soldiers on the Mall in Washington, DC.