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While stories of black soldiers in WWII are normally an afterthought, one story of black heroism is finally being told.

The Aubrey Stewart Project tells the story of James Aubrey Stewart, a soldier from Piedmont, West Virginia, who along with 10 other black soliders sacrificed their lives to save a family during the Battle of the Bulge.

The Aubrey Stewart Project will showcase the story at schools, churches, and libraries throughout West Virginia. The project is also trying to petition Congress and the Senate for a national unity day in honor of Stewart.

Read more at The Grio.


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