The benefits of the G.I. Bill, often thought of as the path to the middle class for millions of WWII veterans, were largely denied to Black veterans. U.S. Rep. Seth Moulton, D-Salem, hopes to change that with a new bill.
“Many Black veterans were … denied benefits, denied homes, denied the generational wealth that comes from going to college,” Moulton, a veteran and the author of the bill, said in a statement. “We can never fully repay those American heroes. But we can fix this going forward for their families.”