VETERANS OF COLOR — DocumentaryUSA | 2012 | 55 mins | Not Rated | Documentary
Monday August 19, 2013
$15 General Admission, $10 Member
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The Martha’s Vineyard branch of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) is sponsoring a showing of Veterans of Color— Courage Adversity and Triumph.
Veterans of Color is based on interviews with 31 African American women and men who served in America’s Military. Serving their country even when treated as second-class citizens— these women and men stormed the beaches of Normandy, flew as Tuskegee Airmen, and experienced the pain and chaos of the Korean and Vietnam Wars. The film captures personal accounts that help all Americans understand the challenges faced by African American vets during their lifetimes.
In 2000, the United States Congress establishes the Veterans Project to preserve and make accessible personal accounts of American war veterans. These oral histories will enable future generations to hear directly from veterans the realities of their experience and better understand the realities of war. The Association for the Study Of African American Life And History (ASALH) has partnered with and endorsed the Veteran’s History Project to assist in making sure the voices of African American veterans will be represented in this endeavor.
Veterans of Color was conceived and developed and is the property of the Sarasota, FL. Branch of ASALH. The Sarasota branch collaborated with the Film Department of the Ringling School of art and Design for the editing and production of this piece.
ASALH was founded in 1915. The Martha’s Vineyard branch was founded in 2002 and is one of 50 branches nationally. ASALH’s mission is to promote, research, preserve, interpret, and disseminate information about Black life, history, and culture to the global community. The mission of the MV branch is to support the study of African American history and culture in schools, homes, churches, businesses, and community groups on the Island.
“Wonderful, outstanding— please circulate to our schools, churches, and organizations”
“It goes without saying that this is a phenomenal film with tremendous possibilities.”