African-Americans in World War II
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This paper discusses African-American military and social participation in World War II, from the volunteers who served in foreign countries during America's isolationist years to the discrimination and eventual integration faced in both the military and the war production workforce.
From the Paper:"By 1943 black soldiers were openly resisting segregation and protesting the discrimination they faced. The War Department responded by introducing limited reforms, which included creating the Advisory Committee on Negro Troop Policies and hiring Frank Capra to film a propaganda film called The Negro Soldier "to alleviate racial tensions" (479). Eventually, it would be necessity that would demand radical reforms. With the war escalating, the need for manpower was too extreme to justify turning away able bodied men into all facets of the armed forces. By 1943 the Navy began accepting black men into its officer's training schools, where they were trained in an integrated setting. By 1944, 2,500 black men were serving in integrated combat units."
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