Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Watch Live Program: Fighting on Two Fronts: Black Americans Who Served 

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum


Racial discrimination and lynchings in America did not discourage Corporal James Baldwin from serving his country. As part of the 784th Tank Battalion, he helped free the Dutch from German occupation.

Sergeant Leon Bass and his unit proudly bore witness to the Nazi atrocities in the Buchenwald concentration camp after it was liberated, even though they were treated as second-class citizens in the segregated US Army.

The “Double-V” campaign encouraged Black Americans to join the war effort by advocating victory against fascism abroad and against racism at home.

Request a reminder to join us during Black History Month to honor Black Americans who served.


WHEN: Wednesday, February 24, 9:30 a.m. ET
WHERE: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Facebook page



DeNeen L. Brown, Award-Winning Journalist, the Washington Post, and Associate Professor, Philip Merrill College of Journalism, University of Maryland
Lynn Williams, Educational Program Consultant, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Dr. Edna Friedberg, Historian, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Watch the program live at and join in the conversation.

You do not need a Facebook account to view our program. After the live broadcast, it will be available to watch on demand on the Museum’s Facebook page.

Photo: A Black soldier with the 12th Armored Division, Seventh US Army, stands guard over a group of German soldiers captured in the forest in April 1945. National Archives