PBS NewsHour

The story of an interracial couple on opposite sides of WWII

Clip: 06/17/2018 | 6m 16s

During World War II, Elinor Powell, an African American nurse, joined the racially segregated army in Jim Crow-era Arizona. The discrimination she faced compounded after she fell in love with Frederick Albert, a German prisoner of war to whom she was assigned. Journalist Alexis Clark told the NewsHour Weekend’s Ivette Feliciano about the couple’s unlikely story and her book, “Enemies in Love.”

Aired: 06/17/18

Rating: NR

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