The African-American experience in Vietnam produced and inspired numerous films (feature
films and documentaries), television programs, and music (including popular music, jazz,
and other genres). This section provides details on these types of media, including
citations and references to films, television, and music.
Citations here detail documentary films including No Vietnamese Ever Called Me Nigger
(a documentary detailing an early anti-war demonstration in Harlem), Another Brother
(focusing on African-American Vietnam veteran Clarence Fitch), and
Terry Whitmore, For Example (a documentary on African-American
deserter Terry Whitmore).
Information on feature films covering the African-American experience in Vietnam. These include
well-known films such as Dead Presidents, Ali, The Walking Dead, and
somewhat less well-known films such as Gordon's War, The Bus Is Coming,
Ashes and Embers, Dust of Life, Georgia Georgia, and
Television programs, including plays, local news programs, and a soap opera that had an
African-American Vietnam veteran character are referenced on this page.
References to music written about and inspired by the African-American experience in Vietnam,
including the compilation albums A Soldier's Sad Story: Vietnam Through the Eyes of
Black America 1966-73 and Does Anybody Know I'm Here?: Vietnam Through The Eyes of
Black America 1962-1972, Billy Bang's jazz albums reflecting on Vietnam, and a jazz
tribute to Congressional Medal of Honor winner, Milton Olive III (a.k.a. "Skipper").
Source: Karch, Beate. "No Vietnamese Ever Called Me Nigger" (1968): Eine Analyse. Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, 1994.