The Military history of African Americans spans from the arrival of the first black slaves during the colonial history of the United States to the present day. There has been no war fought by or within the United States in which African Americans did not participate, including the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, the Mexican-American War, the Civil War, the Spanish American War, the World Wars, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Gulf War, and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, as well as other minor conflicts.
The National Association for Black Veterans believes that it is our sacred mission to preserve and protect the history and legacy of contributions made by African Americans in defense of the United States of America.
This section will provide information on the contributions of African Americans in the U.S. Armed Forces:
RECOGNITION: African Americans have been recognized for their courage, sacrifice and sense of duty in military conflicts since the time that this country was founded. Here, you will read about the African Americans who have been awarded the Medal of Honor for their bravery and sacrifice. Read about African Americans who fought discrimination and racism to earn the right to defend their country in battle.
MUSEUMS AND MONUMENTS: There are a number of museums and monuments around the United States that honor the sacrifices of African Americans in the Armed Services. NABVETS is committed to providing its members and the community at large with more information on these important places.
OUR WOMEN WARRIORS: NABVETS greatly respects the contributions and sacrifices that African American women have made to the history and legacy of African Americans in the Armed Forces. This section will be dedicated to our Sisters.
WARS: NABVETS will provide information on the contribution of African Americans in each war, conflict or skirmish.
RESOURCES: To learn more about African American military history, this section provides the reader with additional information and resources.