AfriGeneas Military Research Forum Archive
"The Negro Soldier"
"The Negro Soldier" (1944) was produced to demonstrate to black troops their value in the fight against the Axis powers, and was eventually seen by millions throughout America. The film was directed by Frank Capra and Stuart Heisler and produced by the Special Service Division-Army Service Forces of the U.S. War Department.
Introductory remarks were given by Dr. Thomas Cripps, University Distinguished Professor Emeritus at Morgan State University in Baltimore and author of numerous books on African Americans in film. The screening featured a newly made 35mm print from the holdings of the National Archives.