Did you know more than one million African Americans served in World War II?
This despite the rampant racism and segregation of the 1940s. Unfortunately, records and accounts of their service is hard to come by.
But now, Florida State University is launching Operation Recognition and Remembrance.
Archivists at the FSU Institute on World War II say their collection has grown by leaps and bounds since it was founded in 1997.
But what concerns Denman and FSU graduate student Corey Gray is the absence of stories involving African Americans.
Although blacks made up 10 percent of the military, the school's impressive collection doesn't show it. And considering even the military was segregated until the late 40’s, Gray finds their contributions even more inspiring
The institute is seeking letters, photos or anything that can complete the picture.
If you have something to share with FSU’s Institute on World War II, here's the number to call: 850-644-9033.
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Source: www.igc.org contributed to this report.