Historians of World War II, Jim Crow America, the Civil Rights Movement, and perhaps several other fields within the genre of American social history will find a wealth of usable information in Ivan Houston's Black Warriors: the Buffalo Soldiers of World War II. As a primary source document, it contains numerous detailed accounts of the invaluable contributions of African American soldiers to the victory of the Allied Forces, most of which have never previously been published or even recorded. As in every war that the United States has engaged in since the American Revolution, soldiers of color served valiantly on the front lines, in numbers proportionately greater than their percentage of the American population, even though they were not granted the full benefits of citizenship in the land of their birth. I hope that this book inspires present and future American historians to become more fully engaged in research and writing on this and other sadly-neglected vital chapters of American history. This book should be in the collections of every school and college library in the U.S.A.
Dr. George R. Price
Native American Studies Department and
African American Studies Program
University of Montana
I read your book…I think it is magnificent. You have produced a marvelous contribution to the memory of the 92nd! The writing is beautifully polished and powerful…Bravo!!!
Dr. Carolyn Ross Johnston Professor of American Studies & History
Elie Wiesel Endowed Professorship in Humane Letters
Eckerd College, St. Petersburg Florida
Congratulations! Your book is long over due. You have given us a priceless document that reflects the proud history of a Black division that performed remarkably well in the preservation of freedom in World War II. The personalities of your comrades come alive as they discharge their military assignments with patriotic fervor. Your effort confirms the honorable legacy of the Black soldier in America . It is by far the best account of the intrepid Buffalo Soldier to be written. It deserves full circulation. An Old Buffalo Soldier….