Jim Noles: Veterans’ Sacrifices Crossed Color line

Jim Noles, AHF chairman, commemorates the lives of American veterans that fought for our liberties on foreign soil and for their civil liberties at home.  In his op-ed piece in Birmingham News, Noles challenges us to remember the struggles of African American veterans while they served in the line of duty and were restricted by America’s color line.

Today, the veterans of Mount Pleasant Baptist Church cemetery lie there like the Spartans of old, obedient in life to laws not of their own making. But, with any luck, a passerby on County Line Road might pause at their graves long enough to appreciate only the color of the blood they offered for their nation’s defense, and not the color of their skin.

Read the full piece at al.com.


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