“I was sworn into the Army in manacles.”
-Bloods: An Oral History of the Vietnam War by Wallace Terrace
Wallace Terrace’s 1984 book Bloods: An Oral History of the Vietnam War transcribes the plight of the African Americans enlisted in the U.S. Military circa 1975. In 1991, artist Algernon Miller (in conjuction with Creative Time) continues this fight raising awareness about the lack of financial support provided to G.I.’s risking their lives on the front line.
From the Creative Time archive:
In 1991, Algernon Miller designed a poster and postcard that recognized the high percentage of African American men in the armed forces.
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