USO - For the Troops

A Home for African American Troops

Clip | 1m 51s | Video has closed captioning.

Despite pervasive racism in the American South during WWII, the USO adhered to its policy to provide a home away from home for all soldiers. In Hattiesburg, Mississippi, black soldiers at Camp Shelby could find a safe place to relax, socialize and let their guard down at the East 6th Street USO.

Aired: 11/07/16

Rating: TV-PG

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