“I am happy here in Germany…I got tired of being a second class citizen. I feel like a man now, and people treat me like a man –which is more than I can say about the place where I was born.”
A black GI on his decision to stay in Germany after his tour of duty, from Negro Digest (March 1949)
"Ein Hauch von Freiheit" (Breath of Freedom)
December 16, 10:05pm CET on Arte
"Breath of Freedom: Black Soldiers and the Battle for Civil Rights" (narrated by Cuba Gooding, Jr.)
Premiers February 17, 8pm ET/PT on Smithsonian Channel
"Freed's enduring photos of march part of exhibit"
„Heldin des anderen Amerikas“
für Angela Davis, 1970–1973.
Photography Exhibition: “A Breath of Freedom - Der Kampf um die Bürgerrechte, afroamerikanische GIs und Deutschland“
September 30, 2010, 7:15 pm
Introduction by Laura Stapane
Tuesday to Friday, 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Deutsch-Amerikanisches Institut / German-American Institute