African-American History ~ World War Two

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Published on June 29, 2009

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World War Two

The Four Freedoms Franklin Roosevelt sold World War II as a war on behalf of democracy. It was to be a war to guarantee the “Four Freedoms.” Many African Americans supported the concept, if the freedoms applied within the U.S., too.

Military: Same Old Story Once again, African-Americans had to “fight for the right to fight. Military was segregated.Discrimination common within the military. Marines barred African-Americans at first. Navy enlisted blacks in support positions. Army enlisted blacks, but only in support & logistical positions. Civilian violence toward black servicemen.“We were really just stevedores & servants,” recalled one African-American soldier.

Military was segregated.

Discrimination common within the military.

Marines barred African-Americans at first.

Navy enlisted blacks in support positions.

Army enlisted blacks, but only in support & logistical positions.

Civilian violence toward black servicemen.

“We were really just stevedores & servants,” recalled one African-American soldier.

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