The negro soldier- movie questions

Use this movie to answer the following questions:

  1. What is the role of religion in the narrative?  Why begin with a church scene?
  2. What is the purpose of reading quotes from Hitler?
  3. Which wars does the film chronicle in the first part of the film?
  4. After fighting in Cuba, what “little job” did the Buffalo Soldier Jim do?
  5. How did the French honor the Black soldiers from WWI?
  6. What did the Nazis do to the memorials?
  7. How did Blacks do in the 1936 Olympics in Germany?
  8. During WWII, who are some of the Black soldiers talked about in the film?  What are some of their accomplishments?
  9. WWII is often seen as a watershed moment for racial politics in the US. Yet, what does the need for a film like this reveal about the reality of race in wartime America?