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Christopher Paul Moore is a curator and research historian for the New York Public Library’s world-renowned Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. This noble work of history is a tribute to the inspiring accomplishments of black servicemen and servicewomen whose selflessness helped America achieve victory in World War II. Download and start listening now!


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  • “A rare, thoughtful, and easily readable account of America’s invisible soldiers. This book speaks for the many thousands of men and women patriots whose stories remain untold.”

    James McBride, author of The Color of Water

  • “Thomas Penny’s narration is perfect. He comes across as historian, son, soldier, and activist, fluidly changing personas. Penny breathes life into all of the men and women who so courageously fought for their country's freedom, the benefits of which were denied them because of racism.” 


  • “Moore highlights individuals who distinguished themselves in the war, drawing on previously unpublished materials from individual soldiers and black platoons. Moore chronicles the bravery of the troops as well as their struggles for equality at home, where they continued to be treated as second-class citizens.” 


  • “This near-patriotic paean offers the respect not found in other recent works on blacks in the U.S. armed forces. Highly recommended for collections on black, military, or modern U.S. history.” 

    Library Journal

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About the Author

Christopher Moore, a specialist in African American history, wrote Fighting For America: Black Soldiers, The Unsung Heroes of World War II, and coauthored Slavery In New YorkThe Black New Yorkers: 400 Years of African American HistoryStanding In the Need of Prayer: African American Prayer Traditions, and Santa and Pete: A Novel of Christmas Past and Present. He also wrote and co-produced the History Channel's award-winning television special The African Burial Ground: An American Discovery. He lives in Brooklyn.