Listen to this NPR podcast of the interview with this important African American author on the desegregation of the military.

The Double V: How Wars, Protest, and Harry Truman Desegregated America's Military
by Rawn James Jr.

In his new book, The Double V: How Wars, Protest and Harry Truman Desegregated America's Military, author Rawn James Jr. argues that if one wants to understand the story of race in the United States, one must understand the history of African-Americans in the country's military. Since the country was founded, he tells Fresh Air's Dave Davies, the military "has continually been forced to confront what it means to segregate individuals according to race."

Davies, D. , & James, R. (2013, January 10). "Double V":the fight for civil rights in the U.S.military. Fresh Air @ NPR Podcast. Podcast retrieved from http://www.npr.org/2013/01/21/169082786/double-v-the-fight-for-civil-rights-in-the-u-s-military

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