Linda Hervieux

Johanna Lawshea

Linda Hervieux is a journalist and photographer whose work has appeared in publications including the New York Times, International Herald Tribune, the New York Daily News, and Fodor’s Paris.  In Forgotten: The Untold Story of D-Day’s Black Heroes, at Home and at War (Harper) Hervieux reveals the injustices of 1940s Jim Crow America in this extraordinary blend of military and social history—a story that pays tribute to the valor of an all-black battalion whose crucial contributions at D-Day have gone unrecognized to this day.  In telling the story of the 320th Barrage Balloon Battalion, Hervieux offers a vivid account of the tension between racial politics and national service in wartime America, and a moving narrative of human bravery and perseverance in the face of injustice.