The Black Military Experience in WW2 DVD
(Negro Soldier/Negro Sailor)
The Negro Soldier:
Frank Capra supervised this
documentary focusing on
black participation in World War 2. Langston
Hughes hailed it as the most remarkable Negro film
ever flashed on the American screen.
USA, 1944,B&W, 40 minutes.
The Negro Sailor: A
newspaper reporter follows "Bill Johnson" from
induction, through basic training and ultimately,
actual combat in this stirring call to arms, urging
African-Americans to throw their might behind the
battle to preserve democracy in the raging global
USA, 1945, B&W, 27 minutes.