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Blacks and Anti-War Activism

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Blacks and Anti-War Activism

Blacks and Anti-War Activism

Blacks and Anti-War Activism

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In each one of this nation's wars, blacks have joined the fight. But ever since the American Revolution, some African Americans have stood against fighting for this nation, with questions about what loyalty would bring them.

We continue our series with a look at anti-war activism. Civil Rights activist Robert Moses tells what happened when he was called to Vietnam.

Then, Marcus Cox and Jerry Quickly offer a look at black anti-war sentiment — past and present. Cox is associate professor of history and assistant dean of humanities and social sciences at the Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina.

Quickly is an independent journalist and anti-war activist based in Los Angeles. He also hosts the radio show "Beneath the Surface," on the Los Angeles-based Pacifica station, KPFK. His forthcoming book looks at African-American anti-war activism and the war in Iraq. It's titled B-Boy in Baghdad.

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