It is said history is written by the victor. But it can be also said the victor doesn't always tell the whole story. Because of racism the roles of African Americans during World War 2 was downplayed and often not recognized. This is the story of The 761st Tank Battalion. Known as The Black Panthers.
It is ironic that the name Black Panthers brings about other negative imagery about blacks in society in the early 1960's and 1970's spreading to the Olympics. This another story like Annapolis Creed that should be told like Red Tails and Hidden figures. Life and death can overcome prejudice but it still took 105 years to get the first black graduate from Annapolis and 131 before the first Color Company Commander and Color Girl. Yet both of these stories still remain unknown.
Please share and help me spread the truth of these soldiers, sailors, and air men.
Dr. Jordan B smith jr.
I attended the U. S. Naval Academy from 1972-1976 earning a B.S. in Mathematics. Served 20 years both active and reserve in the US Marines. Veteran of the Desert Shield/Storm. I earned a MAED and Ed D. specializing in curriculum and instruction from the University of Phoenix in 2015. I graduated from CBC High School in Clayton, MO in 1972.