HONORING SOLDIERS FROM THE KOREAN WAR
In 1950, the distrust of communism was the focus of the nation then communist North Korea invaded South Korea. The United States began sending troops to South Korea by the end of the same year. At the beginning of the war, African-American Soldiers were still segregated into all-black units. Throughout the timeline of this conflict, numerous studies and committees concluded that racially segregated units limited the overall effectiveness of the Army. The Korean War was the turning point in the acceptance of African Americans as proven Soldiers of Liberty. Thus, by 1954, the last all-black unit was disbanded and African-American Soldiers were integrated into previously all-white units.