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USO – FOR THE TROOPS | A Home for African American Troops | PBS


Despite pervasive racism in the American South during WWII, the USO adhered to its policy to provide a home away from home for all soldiers. In Hattiesburg, Mississippi, black soldiers at Camp Shelby could find a safe place to relax, socialize and let their guard down at the East 6th Street USO. #USOpbs premieres Monday, 11/7 at 9/8c.

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Examine the ways the USO has lifted the spirits of American service personnel for more than 75 years. See how the organization keeps military men and women connected to country, home, family and hope, abroad and on the home front.