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Racism in the United States Army during the Vietnam War

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Title:
Racism in the United States Army during the Vietnam War
Description:
In this clip Vietnam veteran Al Gasden talks about racism and discrimination towards African Americans during the Vietnam War. Overall the program looks at the African American soldier in United States history, with an emphasis on Vietnam War veterans via interviews, commentary, and performance. Host David Crippens introduces the following segments: the "Historical Minute" with Georgia State Representative Julian Bond, an interview with Vietnam veteran Al Gasden (who talks about racism in the United States Army), "Bookbeat," a "Spotlight" excerpt from PBS's production Willie Lobo, Manchild, "Political Note" with Tennessee Representative Harold E. Ford, "Information" on self-help agencies for veterans, a "Conversation" between two Vietnam veterans (one of which is Gasden), and "Commentary" by professor and historian A.B. Spellman on the CIA and FBI. Produced by Marita Rivero. Directed by Conrad White.
Creator:
Barrow-Murray, Barbara
Producer:
Rivero, Marita
Director:
White, Conrad
Contributor:
Jones, Vickie
Researcher:
Spooner, Dighton
Contributor:
Cogell, Lloyd
Contributor:
Burnett, Hayes
Host:
Crippens, David
Contributor:
Loerzel, David
Contributor:
McGuire Nicholas, Sallie
Contributor:
Johnson, Henry
Contributor:
Benson, Bill
Contributor:
Lewis, Webster
Contributor:
Bagwell, Orlando
Contributor:
Nicholas , Huntley, Jr.
Date:
October 15, 1975
Format:
Film/Video
Location:
WGBH
Collection (local):
WGBH Open Vault
Series:
Say Brother
Subjects:
Bond, Julian
Spellman, A.B.
African Americans--Attitudes
Vietnam War, 1961-1975--African Americans
Civil rights
Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975
Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Gasden, Al
African American veterans
Ford, Harold E.
Segregation
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Publisher:
WGBH Educational Foundation
Identifier:
V_BE1CF4381E3F45B9B6700A25BE7DD1E0