“Do you know what it’s like for a Negro to be among the ‘conquerors’ instead of the defeated? We learned about it for the first time when we ‘occupied’ Germany and none of us ever got over it. We will never go back to the old way again.“
William Gardner Smith, Interview in the New York Post (September 1959)
"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.
June 21, 2011
Workshop at the GHI - Directions
Convener: Martin Klimke (GHI)
Participants: AFRH residents, Antoinette Ford (Double Nickels Theatre Company), Maria Hoehn (Vassar College), Sarah Barksdale (UNC).
This workshop launches the cooperation between Double Nickels Theatre Company, the Armed Forces Retirement Home (AFRH), Washington, DC, and the German Historical Institute.
The Civil Rights Struggle, African American GIs, and Germany, interviewing local AFRH residents about their experience in the military with regard to overseas deployment and racial and ethnic discrimination inside and outside the armed forces.