"Blacks in the Military: Progress Slow, Discontent High."
Congressional Quarterly 29, no. 38 (September 18, 1971): 1941-44.
This article presents the problems faced by African-Americans who served in Vietnam in a
historical context by reviewing both Harry Truman's executive order desegregating the
armed forces and John F. Kennedy's executive order which was designed to eliminate
discrimination both on and off military bases.
Furthermore, several military and non-military reports are reviewed which help to give
a more complete view of the situation including a National Association for the Advancement
of Colored People (NAACP) report on discrimination in off base housing in West Germany,
an Air Force report on discrimination on bases in the United States, and two Pentagon
reports on discrimination on bases in both Europe and Southeast Asia.