Today the military is one of the most diverse institutions in America. In The Double V, Rawn James, Jr. expertly narrates the remarkable history of how the struggle for equality in the military helped drive the fight for equality in civilian society.
Taking the reader from Crispus Attucks to President Barack Obama, The Double V illuminates American military history.
“James shows convincingly that the interplay of African Americans' status in the military and in civilian life affected one another, for better and for worse...an inspiring story spanning parts of five centuries as African Americans pushed back against the powers that be.”
“Well-written and well-researched”
–The History Book Club