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Courage Has No Color Audiobook

Courage Has No Color: The True Story of the Triple Nickles: America's First Black Paratroopers

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World War II was raging, with thousands of American soldiers fighting overseas against the injustices brought on by Hitler. Back on the home front, the injustice of discrimination against African Americans was playing out as much on Main Street as in the military. Enlisted black men were segregated from white soldiers and regularly relegated to service duties.

At Fort Benning, Georgia, First Sergeant Walter Morris’s men served as guards at The Parachute School while the white soldiers prepared to be paratroopers. Morris knew that in order for his men to be treated like soldiers, they would have to train and act like them, but would the military elite and politicians recognize the potential of these men, as well as their passion for serving their country? Tanya Lee Stone examines the role of African Americans in the military through the lens of the untold story of the Triple Nickles as they became America’s first black paratroopers and fought a little-known World War II attack on the American West by the Japanese. The 555th Parachute Infantry Battalion, in the words of Morris, “proved that the color of a man had nothing to do with his ability.”

©2013 Tanya Lee Stone (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    strong422 06-08-16
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    wish we had fact like this in our school history books. thanks for writing it.

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    I had my two sons age 11 &13 listen to it they were so excited that they gpt up early to continue. what I have learned is whatever u have to do despite challenges do it to ur best

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    Terry Vasquez ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA, US 10-18-15 Member Since 2012
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    No human being should have to put up with the degradations heaped on Black Americans in the past 400 years ... especially considering what America is supposed to stand for. The men of the 555 not only put up, but stood up and defended their country right or wrong in hopes of a better future. The telling of their struggles and achievements must ring in your mind and heart. THIS is what all the world needs to fight for: not races but the human race. Thank you, TL Stone, for adding Courage Has No Color to the "freedom library."

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