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Black Perspectives on the War in Iraq

Terry speaks with three guests about how African Americans are engaged with the Gulf War. Diane Pinderhughes is a professor of Political Science at the University of Illinois and the author of a new report for the National Urban League on the role of blacks in the Gulf War. Damu Smith, the founder of the peace group, the African-American Network Against US Intervention in the Gulf, talks about the social forces that lead many African American to military service. Muhamad Abdul-Aleem is resident Imam of a Philadelphia Mosque. He just returned from a trip to Saudi Arabia as part of a delegation of Muslim American leaders, where they debated their position on the war.


Other segments from the episode on January 29, 1991

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, January 29, 1991: Interview with Diane Pinderhughes, Damu Smith, and Muhammad Abdul-Aleem; Interview with Ed Dorn.


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