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Book details
  • Genre:HISTORY
  • SubGenre:Military / General
  • Language:English
  • Pages:74
  • Paperback ISBN:9781543986396

We Were There

African American Heroes of the Military

by Marc A. Alexander and Maureen Harris

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We Were There is a book that documents the bravery and dedication of African Americans in the military. This book contains stories of African American participation in every war from the Revolutionary War to the current, ongoing War on Terror. Most of the people featured in We Were There are unknown to the general public, but their stories must be told. The American history in this book is different from what the majority of Americans learn in school. We Were There is a book of untold American history that has helped to shape the American culture, in a way that has gone unrecognized and unacknowledged for too long.
Because so much American History has been omitted from the publications that people read, and indeed from which they learned and are learning, we decided to write We Were There. Black history is American history, as is the history of every ethnic group who has graced these shores and contributed to the tapestry of America's culture. Page after page in this book documents the stories of African Americans who fought and died in every war for this land; yet, they continued to face racism that is, sadly, also a part of the American culture. The stories in this book recount how African Americans fought bravely when they were confronted with the necessity to do so. This book includes stories of black military heroes who received awards and recognition for their valor long after they were able to appreciate them. Most of all, the stories in this book trace the African Americans' desire to fight for a land that they loved, despite that land's unwillingness to often love them back.
About the author
Marc was born in New Jersey and grew up in suburban Philadelphia. He graduated from Hampton University in 1988. He enjoys writing, reading, cooking, art, photography, Black History, and long walks on the beach. He has a 16 year-old son Mingus, who, along with his father, enjoys vacations on Martha's Vineyard with family and friends.