Ken Burns Classroom

African-American Troops Training

Ken Burns Film: The War

Collections: The Great Depression and WWII (1929-1945)

Subject: African American History US History

Grade Level: 9-12

Video Run Time: 4:10

Despite the bravery of African Americans in all of America’s previous wars, despite the argument made by the NAACP and others that a “Jim Crow army cannot fight for a free world,” the armed forces of the United States remained strictly segregated.