“Fighting for Respect,” is the title of a film by Blue Lion Films released Oct 2021. As I watched the reel, I couldn’t help thinking about the stories my father told me about his military days. He joined the military and left North Carolina. It was hard but his mostly Black regiment were honored by the big brass for the work they accomplished. In service, they were respected. He returned to North Carolina and faced a racial backlash, so disrespectful, that he left the state forever for New York City. Kingston, N.C. is where he was from. They didn’t respect Black men back in the day.
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