[Reading] ➶ A Breath of Freedom By Maria Höhn – Horsebackridingindiana.us

A Breath of Freedom Based On An Award Winning International Research Project And Photo Exhibition, This Poignant And Beautifully Illustrated Book Examines The Experiences Of African American GIs In Germany And The Unique Insights They Provide Into The Civil Rights Struggle At Home And Abroad Thanks In Large Part To Its Military Occupation Of Germany After World War II, America S Unresolved Civil Rights Agenda Was Exposed To Worldwide Scrutiny As Never Before At The Same Time, Its Ambitious Efforts To Democratize German Society After The Defeat Of Nazism Meant That West Germany Was Exposed To American Ideas Of Freedom And Democracy To A Much Larger Degree Than Many Other Countries As African American GIs Became Increasingly Politicized, They Took On A Particular Significance For The Civil Rights Movement In Light Of Germany S Central Role In The Cold War While The Effects Of The Civil Rights Movement Reverberated Across The Globe, Germany Represents A Special Case That Illuminates A Remarkable Period In American And World History Digital Archive Including Videos, Photographs, And Oral History Interviews Available At Www.breathoffreedom.org