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” . Marva Louis, wife of champion Joe Louis, takes time out from a tour of nightclubs to entertain men in the Negro regiments at the U.S. Naval Training Station in Great Lakes, Illinois. About 2,000 bluejackets gathered in a regimental drill hall to hear her sing.
In Commemoration of the African American men and women who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. Memorial Day 2008.
Want to know more about Black History? Visit Discover Black Heritage.