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Author Morrow, Curtis.

Title What's a Commie ever done to Black people? : A Korean War memoir of fighting in the U.S. Army's last all negro unit / by Curtis James Morrow.

Published Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Company, [1997]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  951.9042 MORR    AVAILABLE
Physical description vi, 138 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Notes Includes index.
Summary At 17, Curtis "Kojo" Morrow enlisted in the United States Army and joined the 24th Infantry Regiment Combat Team, originally known as the Buffalo Soldiers. Seven months later he found himself fighting a bloody war in a place he had never heard of: Korea. During nine months of fierce combat, Morrow developed not only a soldier's mentality but a political consciousness as well. Hearing older men discussing racial discrimination in both civilian and military life, he began to question the role of his all-black unit in the Korean action. Supposedly they were protecting freedom, justice, and the American way of life, but what was that way of life for blacks in the United States? Where was the freedom? Why were the Buffalo Soldiers laying their lives on the line for a country in which African-American citizens were sometimes denied even the right to vote?
Morrow's story of his service in the United States Army is a revealing portrait of life in the army's last all-black unit, a factual summary of that unit's actions in a bloody "police action," and a personal memoir of a boy becoming a man in a time of war.
Subject Morrow, Curtis.
United States. Army -- African American troops.
Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Personal narratives, American.
African American soldiers -- Korea.
ISBN 0786403330 (softcover : alk. paper)