A Distant Shore: African Americans of D-Day


Subjects: History, Social Studies
Grade Levels: 6-8, 9-12
Source: History Classroom

This documentary from History Classroom chronicles the experiences of African American soldiers who participated in World War II's 1944 invasion of Normandy, from their basic training in England and the preparations for the landing up to D-Day. It includes interviews with veterans from Barrage Balloon Battalions and the Coast Guard as well as historian Yvonne Latty and discusses issues such as racism at home and overseas and the terror of battle on the Omaha and Utah Beaches.

Click on Link to Resource for study guide from History Classroom.

 

60-minute runtime; 2 year copyright clearance.

Nov 12 at 6:00 am ET/PT

A Distant Shore: African Americans of D-Day

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