Since the American Civil War, scores of African Americans have served with great distinction. Through thousands of historical accounts, photographs, and documentary evidence, Robert Jefferson provides the reader with a vivid portrait of African American soldiers who carried the flag of freedom and equality and how they reshaped the very definition of courage under fire during some of the most harrowing moments in the United States military past. In turn, their courage and determination left an indelible mark on the American portrait.
Robert F. Jefferson, Jr. is an Associate Professor of History and at the University of New Mexico. Dr. Jefferson holds the PhD in African American History from the University of Michigan. Originally from South Carolina, he currently resides in Albuquerque, New Mexico.