To Serve My Country, to Serve My Race: The Story of the Only African–American WACS Stationed Overseas During World War II [Pdf Download]

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SUMMARY To Serve My Country, to Serve My Race: The Story of the Only African-American WACS Stationed Overseas During World War II

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This work falls into many categories During WW II minorities essentially had to fight to be able to serve their country For African American women it was doubly essentially had to fight to be able to serve their country For African American women it was doubly because 1 they were African American and 2 they were female Several of the women who were interviewed for this book had never really faced segregation ntil they enlisted to The story of the historic 6888th the first United States Women's Army Corps Women's Army Corps of African American women to serve overseasWhile African American men and white women were invited if belatedly to serve their country abroad African American women were excluded for overseas duty throughout most of WWII However nder political pressure from legislators like Adam Clayton Powell Jr the NAACP the Black press and even President Roosevelt Clayton Powell Jr the NAACP the Black press and even President Roosevelt US War Department was forced to deploy African American women to the European theater in 1945African American women answered the call to serve from all over the country. Rth and provided opportunities for While many people have heard about the Japanese American nit and the Native American few know of the history have heard about the Japanese American nit and the Native American Windtalkers few know of the history colored women in the US military in WW II I highly recommend this book to any willing to recognize that the complete story is never really told For the Love of Texas (The West Texans until long after the event if eve. Of a desire toplift their race and dispel bigoted preconceptions about their abilities Elaine Bennett a First Sergeant joined because I wanted to prove to myself and maybe to the world that we would give what we had back to the United States as a confirmation that we were full fledged citizensFilled with compelling personal stories based on extensive interviews To Serve My Country To Serve My Race is the first book to document the lives of first book to document the lives of courageous pioneers It reveals how their Army experience affected them for the rest of their lives and how they in turn transformed the US military forever. ,