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A Soldier Learns Of Tragedy At Home

Morocco Coleman (left) spoke with his friend Edward Hall at the Atlanta History Center.
Morocco Coleman (left) spoke with his friend Edward Hall at the Atlanta History Center.
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If you’re a certain age you might be able to answer this question  . . . “where were YOU when you heard that Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated?”

It’s a question that Morocco Coleman can answer.  He was a black soldier serving in Vietnam at the time. He told his friend Edward Hall not just about his reaction, but the reaction of other black soldiers.

Mr. Coleman counsels incarcerated and disabled veterans. His memoir is called “Coming Full Circle.”

This story was and recorded in partnership with The Atlanta History Center, which hosts Atlanta’s StoryCorps booth. To book time with a loved one or friend go to WABE.org/storycorps.