Tuesday, February 17, 2009

A Proud Legacy

Today's featured title in our celebration of Black History Month is Black Soldiers of New York State. Military historian Anthony F. Gero examines the history of the valiant service of New York’s African American soldiers. Gero tells of their two centuries of struggle and triumph, beginning with the French and Indian War and continuing until 1950, when the U.S. Army and New York’s National Guard became integrated.

Learn more at our website about this important part of our state's and our nation's history, largely untold until now.