Talk:African American Military Records

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I read the article about African American soldiers and have a couple of questions.

Is there something missing in Integration of the Armed Forces between paragraphs 3 & 4? Paragraph 3 says that a military commander "has the responsibility to oppose discriminatory practices affecting his men and their dependents and to foster equal opportunity for them, not only in areas under his immediate control, but also in nearby communities where they may gather in off-duty hours." A simple explanation to me, says that he is to make sure that the African Americans were treated fairly. But, the 4th paragraph seems to contratict the statement.

It says "it was not until 1967 that the first non-military establishment was declared off-limits. In 1970 the requirement that commanding officers first obtain permission from the Secretary of Defense was lifted, and areas were allowed to be declared housing areas off limits to military personnel by their commanding officer."  Please help me, I don't understand what it means.

Also, the first sentence under the World War I heading seems to refer to a photograph but there isn't one.

StroudIL 21:46, 11 August 2011 (UTC)

Category: African Americans