Accession Number : ADA350395

Title :   A Historic Context for the African American Military Experience

Descriptive Note : Final rept

Corporate Author : CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN IL

Personal Author(s) : Smith, Steven D. ; Zeidler, James A.

PDF Url : ADA350395

Report Date : JUL 1998

Pagination or Media Count : 352

Abstract : The purpose of this report is to recognize and highlight the contributions of African Americans to the military history of the United States. This is accomplished by providing a historic context on the African American military experience for use by Department of Defense (DoD) cultural resource managers. Managers can use this historic context, to recognize significant sites, buildings, and objects on DoD property related to African American military history by nominating them for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places. In this manner, civilian and military personnel currently serving in all major services will be made aware of the contributions of African Americans to our military heritage. While the focus of this work is on all-black military units, significant individuals will be recognized also.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY HISTORY, *MILITARY PERSONNEL, *AFRICAN AMERICANS, MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, HISTORIC SITES.

Subject Categories : Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE