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African-American Soldiers during WWII
The US Military would not be desegregated until 1948, so while fighting for the political freedoms of oppressed people in Nazi-Occupied Europe, black soldiers were still considered second-class citizens at home and in their own army.
Many historians look to the incongruity between America’s rhetoric of protecting freedoms abroad and its failure to protect its own black citizens’ rights as a major catalyst for the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s. Many early CRM organizations, in fact, were organized or headed by veterans.
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African-American Soldiers during WWII

The US Military would not be desegregated until 1948, so while fighting for the political freedoms of oppressed people in Nazi-Occupied Europe, black soldiers were still considered second-class citizens at home and in their own army.

Many historians look to the incongruity between America’s rhetoric of protecting freedoms abroad and its failure to protect its own black citizens’ rights as a major catalyst for the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s. Many early CRM organizations, in fact, were organized or headed by veterans.

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