At Black Then, we frequently see interesting photos that give us a glimpse into the past. They tend to show us a piece of black history that is often not covered in textbooks, in history classes, or shown in the media.
In a photo that we found on Black History Album , we see this great image called “African Americans @ War, World War II” . The picture shows Hattie McDaniel (center), Chairman of the Negro Division of the Hollywood Victory Committee, takes time off from rehearsals…to lead a caravan of entertainers and hostesses to Minter Field,…for a vaudeville performance and dance for soldiers stationed there. The young lady to the right of Miss McDaniel is Miss Virginia Paris, noted concert singer.
In Commemoration of the African American men and women who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. Memorial Day 2008.
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