Join Larry Greene, professor of history at Seton Hall University, for a presentation on Ollie Stewart — one of the first Black war correspondents to enter the European and North African theater of operations during World War II. Before, during and after the war, Stewart detailed the contributions and discrimination faced by African American troops, from southern basic training camps to the battlefields of North Africa and Europe. While on furlough from the front Stewart told of his experiences in public appearances in Newark before returning to Europe. The experience of significant contributions to the war effort by Black GIs in the face of massive racial discrimination fueled the post-World War II civil rights movement at the local, state and national levels.
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