Army Corrects the Record About a Black Soldier Killed by a White Sergeant in 1941

An article in today’s New York Times features a case that CRRJ uncovered. The case involved the killing of a soldier, Put. Albert King, in Georgia in 1941. Professor Rose Zoltek-Jick worked with the family, and lawyers at the firm of Morgan Lewis whom she recruited, to get the Army to reverse an erroneous and racist contemporaneous finding about the circumstances of the soldier’s death, thereby correcting the historical record.

Download the New York Times article here.

Photo credit: Selectees at Fort Benning in Georgia on July 21, 1941. 161st Sig. Photo. Co./U.S. Army



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