Black people & the Second World War (1940s)

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  • WW2
    • Jim Crow Army
      • 1941
        • USA joined WW2
      • 1940
        • Selective Service Act
      • menial jobs
        • repar
        • cleaning
        • cooking
      • 1944
        • blacks can fight
      • turning point
        • Tukegee Airmen
      • D-Day
        • surprised at intergration
        • 1.5 million in Britain
        • flights occured
    • At home
      • 1944
        • 2 million in factories
      • Detroit
        • 1943
        • large scale rioting
        • 30+ dead
    • Turning point
      • fighting in war showed blacks value
      • integration was possible
      • Jim Crow Army
        • anger
          • NAACP
      • Double V
        • victory at war
        • Victory at home
      • post war support
        • President Trueman
        • civil rights
        • 1948
          • stop segregation in army
        • 1946
          • Fair Deal
      • United Nations
        • 1948
        • Universal Declaration of Human Rights
      • NAACP
        • 50,000 to 450,000 members
      • kick-start civil rights movement of 1950s

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