They became America’s first black paratroopers. Why was their story never told? Sibert Medalist Tanya Lee Stone will reveal the history of the Triple Nickles during World War II at her book launch for Courage Has No Color.
About the book: World War II is raging, and thousands of American soldiers are fighting overseas against the injustices brought on by Hitler. Back on the home front, the injustice of discrimination against African Americans plays out as much on Main Street as in the military. Enlisted black men are segregated from white soldiers and regularly relegated to service duties. At Fort Benning, Georgia, First Sergeant Walter Morris’s men...More