African American soldiers and the Vietnam War: no more Vietnams

  title={African American soldiers and the Vietnam War: no more Vietnams},
  author={Daniel S. Lucks},
  journal={The Sixties},
  pages={196 - 220}
Abstract During the early years of the Vietnam War, thousands of young African-American men eagerly enlisted in the armed forces because they believed the military afforded them educational and vocational opportunities in supposedly the most integrated institution in the United States. By the end of the 1960s, however, reports of the inherent racial bias in the draft, discriminatory treatment in the armed forces, and institutional racism in all branches of the services enraged and shocked… Expand
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