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Prejudice Holds Tuskegee Airman Back, But Not from His Wings or Forever

Lt. Col. Phelps. Perhaps the figure is an allegory for the discrimination that black soldiers went through during World War II. Or the struggles, past and present, that all black Americans are born into. Or the uphill battle that is life in its most general form. But for Daniel Keel, [...]

March 13, 2016 admin History, Journalism/Communications, Photo 0

One of Marines’ First Women Helped Pave Way for Military Acceptance

It’s 1942, or maybe early 1943, and in the basement of the Department of the Treasury in Washington D.C., June Whitehurst can’t help but stare at an unfashionable older woman walking toward her. The hair, the cotton hose, the dress, the flat shoes — all of it’s “just terribly old-fashioned,” [...]

March 9, 2016 admin History, Journalism/Communications, Photo 0

The Troubling History of ‘Physical Descriptions’ of Women in the News

In December 1944, the Associated Press informed people around the world that student Gloria Jeanne Heller had been forced out of Louisiana State University after distributing a leaflet that “advocated free love,” as then-LSU President William Hatcher put it. [...]

March 8, 2016 admin History, Journalism/Communications 0

Before Having Gainesville’s First Integrated Waiting Room, Doctor Soldiered in the Air and Sea

— These days, at 90 years old, Dr. Edward Kissam doesn’t remember too well. But by his side, his longtime companion and his daughter help guide the memories, articulating the accomplishments of a man, a soldier, a peacemaker, a casual poet who has seen the tragedies of war, the triumphs [...]

January 21, 2016 admin History, Journalism/Communications, Sports 0

‘The Forgotten War’: New Gainesville Monument Gives Remembrance to Korean War Veterans

When Betty Ann Means’ husband, Korean War veteran Samuel Means, got sick a few years ago, she began to take him to Alachua County’s military monuments. Using the Veterans Memorials in Alachua County catalog, they drove around to the 50 memorials in the county, but something was missing. “We kept [...]

December 20, 2015 admin History, Journalism/Communications 0

From Iceland to Iwo and a Nixon Encounter, Marine Trudged Through World War II

— Gathered around the island of Iwo Jima are many American ships, the total climbing to almost 500, and aboard one, a transport ship named Mormac Port, warrant officer Clif Cormier heads topside to watch his fellow Marines charge onto the volcanic-ash hellscape. The Mormac is closer than most of [...]

October 17, 2015 admin History, Journalism/Communications 0