Impact of WW2 for civil rights

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How was racism viewed after World War Two?
Seen as an atrocity after Hitler + the master race. Roosevelt promised 4 freedoms - of speech, religion, from want and from fear. Double V sign created - victory at home + overseas.
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How were African Americans treated in the army?
1.2m joined, sent to work as cooks/cleans + to most dangerous areas - treated as inferiors. Executive order 9981 desegregated army.,
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How were black heroes treated? Give an example of a black hero
Black heroes were respected. An example is Woodrow Crockell - first black airman in US airforce + plane never shot down
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What was the Great Migration during WW2 and what were the problems associated with it?
500k black people migrated to North for industrial jobs e.g. producing war goods. Racism in employment led to A. Philip Randolph threatening a march on Washington if this wasn't changed - Roosevelt created FEPC.
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What was the KKK's reaction to the changes after WW2?
Still wanted blacks to be the 'inferior race', so lynchings increased.
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