“Race, Place, and Shifting Borders: African Americans in the Korean War Years”
Prof. David Cline
Department of History, San Diego State University
Friday, April 27th
Sakamaki Hall A201
In “Race, Place, and Shifting Borders: African Americans in the Korean War Years,” David Cline will discuss shifting ideas of race, place, nation, and belonging during the key years in which the United States military struggled to desegregate its forces. Drawing on work from his book‐in‐progress, Twice Forgotten: African Americans in the Korean War, Cline argues for the importance of the integration of the military and the participation of African Americans during the Korean War to the development of equal rights movements at mid‐century. Utilizing excerpts from over 100 oral history narratives, Cline will examine the many boundaries encountered and crossed by black soldiers and sailors in the years before, during, and immediately after the Korean War.