Black Soldiers in WWII Descriptive Essay by Peter Pen

Black Soldiers in WWII
A look at the racist treatment of African-American soldiers during World War II.
# 111490 | 2,050 words | 14 sources | MLA | 2009


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Description:

The paper shows how, during World War II, African-American soldiers fought two battles - one on the front lines of bloodshed and combat, and another on the front lines of racism and inequality at home. The paper describes the segregation in the army and focuses on the establishment and limitations imposed on the all black 99th Pursuit Squadron at the Tuskegee Army Air Field. The paper notes the bravery and skill of many black soldiers but relates that most were just put to work as menial laborers and not in combat duty.

From the Paper:

"During World War II, African American soldiers fought two battles - one on the front lines of bloodshed and combat, and another on the front lines of racism and inequality at home. It is ironic that, for America, the Great War was an attempt to defeat one of history's most execrable racists - Adolf Hitler - with one of the world's most racially unintegrated armies. However, with the combined pressures of African American leaders in the US pushing for military reform and the urgent need for loyal troops and pilots on the front, black soldiers did manage to win many battles in both of their "wars.""

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Astor, Gerald. The Right to Fight: A History of African-Americans in the Military. Novato, CA: Presidio Press, 1998.
  • Brown, Avonie. "The Tuskegee Airmen: The Sky Was the Limit." Online. n.pag. The African-American Newspaper Company of Baltimore. http://www.afroam.org/history/tusk/tuskmain.html
  • "Combat Report." Time. July 24, 1944. 44:59.
  • Edgerton, Robert B. Hidden Heroism: Black Soldiers in America's Wars. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 2001.
  • "Editorials on War." Richmond News Leader. Richmond, Virginia. June 23, 1940, p. 9, section 1.

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