KEEPING OUR PERSPECTIVE

KEEPING OUR PERSPECTIVE
Family Reunion by Laverne Ross

Monday, July 28, 2008

BITTERSWEET JUSTICE: BLACK WWII VETERAN DIES 24 HOURS AFTER OVERDUE ARMY APOLOGY


I had just read the compelling story of the Army giving several Black soldiers a long overdue apology for their unjust conviction of murder 64 years ago. Many of the soldiers had passed away except two. One could not make it because of his health and the other was scheduled to come to the ceremony in Seattle. Unfortunately, just before he was to go he fell ill and was unable to come. Hours after the ceremony and after being read the documented apology by his son, 83 year old Samuel Snow died.


I honor him and all of the brave Black soldiers who defended their country and was given injustice instead. They have recieved the vindication that they should have had in life. May their spirits be at peace.

2 comments:

Jazzy said...

Oh my God! Every time I believe things are going to get better you hear stories like this. Our own government knew they received faulty representation and were convicted on flimsy circumstantial evidence yet it took 64 years to come clean. Lives were ruined and reputations damaged. Mr.Shawdow thanks as always for bringing these stories to the light.

blackwomenblowthetrumpet.blogspot.com said...

Hello,

This is just so terribly sad... that these men DIED not being publicly vindicated....and it is outrageous that it took THIS LONG for them to be exonerated....

(shaking my head)
Lisa