Half American: The Epic Story of African Americans Fighting World War II at Home and Abroad
This presentation summarizes Dr. Delmont’s recent book on the experience of African Americans during World War II. It starts with the early recognition by many African Americans of the threat posed by fascism in Europe. It includes the contributions of African Americans who served in the military Services as well as those working in the defense industry. It also covers the experiences of Service veterans upon their return from overseas, and their involvement in the civil rights movements in the decades following World War II. It also carries a number of lessons for today, ranging from how well historical writings have covered African American contributions to the war effort and some of the lasting legacies from the war and its aftermath that the United States is still dealing with domestically.
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