N.C. didn’t always welcome Bearden back

“In the Army, at Camp Davis [N. C.], we had this big separate place,” Bearden said of his hitch with the all-black 372nd Infantry Regiment. “The other cabins were painted white and written in pencil was ‘No Mexicans, No Negroes.’ Things like that can really wreck you.”

— From “America’s Greatest (Overlooked) Artist” (Newsday, Jan. 17, 1988) 


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