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Korea, 1951: The Chinese army drops brown monotone leaflets depicting a group of black prisoners of war. One plays an accordion, a second plays a guitar. The leaflet is signed by the “Central Political Bureau of the Korean People’s Army.” The text reads:
Sing-song in a P.O.W. Camp
Surprisingly, very few leaflets targeted African-American troops. The Chinese and North Vietnamese would produce dozens of racially divisive leaflets in the 1960s, but the North Koreans showed little interest in attacking that “soft underbelly” of
. There is one known case of six American prisoners released on 7 January 1951 and sent back to their own lines carrying three North Korean leaflets that read: America
COLORED MEN OF
FORCES. FIND THE ONLY WAY TO LIVE! U.S.You certainly remember that you have been mistreated with racist discrimination and in slave life. American capitalists are plotting to colonize by military intervention. We should cut this chain. KoreaHATE WAR AND COME OVER TO KOREAN’S PEOPLE’S ARMY. IF YOU WANT TO FIND THE ONLY WAY TO LIVE.Korean People’s Army will treat you very well and send you home soon.
|"Sing Song in a P.O.W. Camp"|
Did you ever stop to think why you should be in Korea, fighting other colored people, while lynchings, murders and insults pile up against the Negro people at home?
We say: No
U.S.soldiers have any business in . Korea for the Koreans. Korea for the Chinese. America for the Americans, Negro and white. China