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Re: Harlem Hellfighters
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Posted By: Anthony Powell
In Response To: Re: Harlem Hellfighters (Tony Dorty)
Hello, again just reviewing some interviews I conducted many years ago that seem to fit what we have been talking about! In 1926 a year before my granddad retired he and Warrent Officer Vance Marchbanks, spoke at a local black church near old Fort Apache, Arizona remember these words spoken by these colored men so many years ago!
"A short time ago President Coolidge said"I do not believe there can be permanent prosperity which does not rest on the everlasting foundation of Justice." Let us hope that the time will come when opportunities and accommodations, justice in the country, justice in the communities and equal rights in all respects will not be denied any person on account of race or color. We love this country, its ours, our blood has been shed here, our grandfathers and grandmothers are buried here. We realize that there are benefits derived from this civilization established here and we are willing to pay to the last drop of blood the debt we owe this country. But my friends we will never be able to get what we want in this country until we are willing to organize and stand together as one man on things essential to the welfare of our people as a whole.