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. In ... Truman issued an Executive Order ending segregation in units in the armed forces. This came to effect in ... and was in force during ...

  • In 1948 Truman issued an Executive Order ending segregation in units in the armed forces. This came to effect in 1950 and was in force during the Korean war.
  • In 1951 Truman issued an Executive Order ending segregation in units in the armed forces. This came to effect in 1955 and was in force during the Vietnam war.
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2. By the end of WW2 much had changed. Black officers were appointed in all 3 services and the Air force began to train black pilots, ... in all by the end of the war.

  • By the end of WW2 much had changed. Black officers were appointed in all 3 services and the Air force began to train black pilots, 400 in all by the end of the war.
  • By the end of WW2 much had changed. Black officers were appointed in all 3 services and the Air force began to train black pilots, 600 in all by the end of the war.
  • By the end of WW2 much had changed. Black officers were appointed in all 3 services and the Air force began to train black pilots, 360 in all by the end of the war.
  • By the end of WW2 much had changed. Black officers were appointed in all 3 services and the Air force began to train black pilots, 280 in all by the end of the war.

3. Black newspapers set up the double V campaign which meant...

  • Victory for America and Victory for the blacks
  • Victory over Hitler and Victory over poverty
  • Victory over Hitler and Victory in the struggle for equality
  • Victory in the war and Victory over unemployment

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.

  • Africa
  • Europe
  • Australasia
  • Asia

5. Was the war a big boost to te civil rights movement?

  • Yes
  • No

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