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Posted on the right are a few fast facts about the African-Americans who served in the U.S. Army during the Second World War (it should be noted that the record keeping in 1945 was not nearly as accurate as they had hoped; the number of Black servicemen and women was way off compared to what is known today. Pentagon figures today number W.W. II African-American service at 1.2 million).

This website serves to show their readers what was popularly believed at the time of each article printing.

Click here to read more articles about African-Americans in the Second World War.

Click here to read about the discrimination experienced by American Blacks serving in W.W. II Britain.

Click here to learn about the origins of the term "Jim Crow".


African-Americans in the U.S. Army (Yank Magazine, 1945)

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