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Catalog Number CC2015.30.1
Title The African-American Military Experience, 1775-1953: Fighting for Ideals Left Unachieved
Credit line Courtesy of Claude Vann, III, and Burnett W. Peters, Jr.
Collection Oral History Collection
Object Type Digital Gift
Date 2015-10-22
Narrator's name Claude Vann III and Burnett W. Peters Jr.
Description/Scope & Content Oral history interview narrated by Claude Vann III and Burnett W. Peters Jr., at Our Story, Our Time series event, October 10, 2015, at Hampton History Museum Great Hall. The narrators describe thier experiences in serving in the U.S. military during segregation and integration, describing especially hardships, opportunities, and the small number of people of color serving as commissioned or non-commissioned officers.
Interviewer Cobb, Mike
Interview date 2015-10-22
Interview place Great Hall, Hampton History Museum
Length of Interview 01:01:26
Extent of Description Master video file (mp4)
Web access video file (mp4)
People Vann, Claude, III
Peters, Burnett William, Jr.
Topics African-American History
Vietnam War
Notes Oral history interviews are the personal memories and reflections of the narrator, and the Hampton History Museum cannot guarantee the accuracy of an interview's content. The views and opinions expressed by the narrator are not necessarily those of the Hampton History Museum or City of Hampton.