This volume in the A to Z of African Americans set brings to life the inspiring story of African Americans serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. Descendants of people brought to North America in chains, black soldiers have heroically defended the United States and its liberties in wartime. Yet in peace they were denied rights and opportunities enjoyed by their fellow citizens. African Americans in uniform have also fought to prove themselves equal to their white comrades in arms. African Americans in the Military profiles 125-200 African Americans in the military. Following series format, it includes a list of entries, introduction, A-to-Z entries (each entry will have a further reading list including internet sources where appropriate), a general bibliography, two subject indexes (one by activity, one by birthdate), a general index, and black-and-white photographs that will complement the text.