Military Service, Civil War
During the years of the Civil War thousands of African Americans played a crucial role in defending our freedoms. As the guns fell silent across the nation these newly minted veterans saw new lives in the North. Hundreds of veterans and their families established themselves in Omaha. Among those who made Omaha home are three men: Edward Jones, Josiah Waddle, July Miles. We learned about the roles they played in one of the pivotal conflicts in our history.
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Welcome to the American G.I. Forum web page! We are excited to show you the conflict of Mexican Americans being discriminated against as well as the many challenges they faced starting the American G.I. Forum. The organization was started for veterans by veterans who were guided by Dr. Hector P. Garcia. We do not want to spoil any further information so click to read more about the American G.I. Forum.
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