The Impact of WW2 on the Civil Rights Movement in the USA

From Key Topic 2: The Civil Rights Movement, 1945-62 of the A Divided Union? The USA 1945-70 course

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1. By the end of WW2 some units in the army were desegregated. Genral ..., the Supreme Allied Commander in Europe personally supported integrated units.

  • Truman
  • Eisenhower
  • Endomaine
  • Chambers
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2. During WW2 more than ... black people fought in the US armed foces. Under pressure from ..., the army appointed more black officers. But the army wasn't desegregated until ... and then it had to be done by ... order.

  • During WW2 more than a million black people fought in the US armed foces. Under pressure from the NAACP, the army appointed more black officers. But the army wasn't desegregated until 1948 and then it had to be done by presidential order.
  • During WW2 more than 2 million black people fought in the US armed foces. Under pressure from the SCLC, the army appointed more black officers. But the army wasn't desegregated until 1960 and then it had to be done by a worldwide order.
  • During WW2 more than 3 million black people fought in the US armed foces. Under pressure from CORE, the army appointed more black officers. But the army wasn't desegregated until 1955 and then it had to be done by presidential order.
  • During WW2 more than 1.5 million black people fought in the US armed foces. Under pressure from SNCC, the army appointed more black officers. But the army wasn't desegregated until 1953 and then it had to be done by King's order.

3. At the beginning of WW2 there were only ... black officers in the US Army.

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  • 13
  • 12
  • 5

4. Many black Americans in the armed forces in WW2 were sent to ... where they served in countries that had no racial bars. When they returned to the USA in 1945 it was even harder to have to return to discrimination.

  • Asia
  • Australasia
  • Europe
  • Africa

5. In ... Philip Randolph organised a march of ... on ..., with the slogan "We loyal Americans demand the right to work and fight for our country".

  • In 1940 Philip Randolph organised a march of 150,000 on Mississippi, with the slogan "We loyal Americans demand the right to work and fight for our country".
  • In 1941 Philip Randolph organised a march of 100,000 on Washington, with the slogan "We loyal Americans demand the right to work and fight for our country".
  • In 1939 Philip Randolph organised a march of 50,000 on South Carolina, with the slogan "We loyal Americans demand the right to work and fight for our country".
  • In 1941 Philip Randolph organised a march of 200,000 on Alabama, with the slogan "We loyal Americans demand the right to work and fight for our country".

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