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Radio One Salutes Veterans of Color at the AFI

About 250 veterans to include the famed Tuskegee Airmen joined a special screening of the documentary “Veterans of Color” at the American Film Institute Theatre in Silver Spring on August 21.

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The documentary is part of an initiative introduced by Congress in 2000. It established a veterans project to preserve the stories of American war veterans and understand the reality of war.

To make sure the voices of African American veterans are represented, The Association for the Study of African American Life and History partnered with The Veterans History Project.

More video and photos to come on this story.

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Tamika Smith is passionate and curious about the world. She often wonders what motivates people to walk in their particular journeys in life. A native of Miami, Florida Smith graduated from Howard University in 2007 and continues to give back through mentorship.


5 Responses to “Radio One Salutes Veterans of Color at the AFI”

  1. Robert Snip
    On August 30, 2013 at 12:26 pm responded with... #

    Very nice report Tamika! After seeing the trailer I really want to see the entire documentary, not just for the high quality imagery and sound, but more so for the subject matter, as my late father in law was also African American veteran from the Korean war era.

  2. On August 30, 2013 at 2:21 pm responded with... #

    Great story and very important. Will there be another showing or do they have plans to show it on Netflix? Thanks Tamilka

  3. Tamika Smith
    On September 3, 2013 at 9:11 am responded with... #

    Thanks Robert and Ellen! When I asked that question, I was told to look for the film’s availability at the National Archives in DC.

  4. On September 4, 2013 at 5:32 pm responded with... #

    Great job, Tamika. Would like to add that I’m in post-production with my own WWII documentary, and I hope that you’ll cover us, too!

    • Robert Snip
      On September 5, 2013 at 1:52 pm responded with... #

      Make sure you let Tamika and MCM know in advance when the screening/showing will be of your production Faith. I am actually looking forward to learning more about your documentary.

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