Forgotten: The Untold Story of D-Day’s Black Heroes, at Home and at War
A discussion with author Linda Hervieux
The story of the only combat unit of African Americans to land in Normandy on June 6, 1944. They were part of a segregated Army that considered them second-class soldiers, and even lesser men. It is the story of this battalion’s journey through Jim Crow America, to unexpected freedom overseas and, finally, to war. History has neglected these men: D-Day movies do not show them and most history books do not mention them. But they were there.