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Fighting for Freedom

Published by GILES in association with the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Washington DC

Published — (UK and USA)

Dimensions — 80 pages, 180 x 180 mm (7 1/8 x 7 1/8 in.)

Illustrations — 50 photographs

Format — Paperback

Price — UKĀ£10.95 / US$16.95

ISBN — 978-1-911282-01-3

Press Release — ‘Heroes and trailblazers’: more remarkable...

Sales Points

"Though only 80 pages long, this wonderful work beams with a racial pride that radiates out well beyond its diminutive dimensions"—Publishers Weekly  

About the Book

This presents 50 images of African Americans in uniform, from the Civil War to the War in Iraq. The selection of photographs, which exemplify stories of patriotism, courage, and dignity, are enriched by the unique perspective of Charles F. Bolden, Jr., Administrator of NASA and Gail Lumet Buckley author of American Patriots. Photographers include Anthony Barboza, a staff photographer in the U.S. Navy, Henry Clay Anderson  who studied photography at Southern University under the G.I. Bill, and Robert Scurlock whose famous photographs of the Tuskegee Airmen still live with us today.

Fifth in a major series of books based on the remarkable photography archive at the National Museum of American History and Culture, (NMAAHC) part of the Smithsonian Museum.

About the Author(s)

Gail Lumet Buckley is the daughter of Lena Horne, and was married to the director, Sidney Lumet. In 1986 she published a chronicle of her family’s history along with the story of the black middle class in America. She is the author of American Patriots (2002) and The Black Calhouns (2016).

Charles Frank Bolden, Jr. was the 12th Administrator of NASA, a retired United States Marine Corps Major General, and a former NASA astronaut. He was the first African American to head NASA on a permanent basis. Bolden is also the virtual host of the Shuttle Launch Experience attraction at Kennedy Space Center.