by Jarrod Finley
My project discusses how African American soldiers fought during WW2 with no real country to fight for, since America didn't want to class them as full citizens. I discuss this using personal narratives of my grandfather, Malvin Finley, and my cousin, Joe Louis Barrow, who both served in World War 2 and encountered problems with the system of segregation prevalent in the armed forces.
This projects was created in the 2010-2011 iteration of IML 340: The Praxis of New Media. The video testimonies were made available by the USC Shoah Foundation Institute's VIsual History Archive.