Audio: Armed with Science 55: African-American Women in the Military
Audio by John Ohab
This edition features a discussion with Dr. Regina Akers, historian at the Naval History and Heritage Command and expert on African-American history. The discussion includes the little-publicized contributions of African American women in the U.S. Navy. Dr. Akers will also discuss the importance of oral history in documenting African-American contributions in the military, what today's youth can learn from the experiences of African-Americans, and her motivations for pursing a career in research.