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Choc'late Soldiers From The USA

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On parade, the 41st Engineers at Ft. Bragg, NC in color guard ceremony.
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On parade, the 41st Engineers at Ft. Bragg, NC in color guard ceremony.

During World War II, 140,000 African Americans joined the armed forces and were sent overseas to fight. The story of how they were welcomed by British civilians after facing discrimination at home is captured in a new documentary, 'Choc'late Soldiers from the USA: Race, Sex and Rhythm.'

The film will be screened at the Ring Auditorium of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden on Tuesday, November 10th. The filmmakers will be on hand, along with some of the veterans who served. Click here to watch a trailer of the documentary.

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