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WW2 segregated african-american soldiers
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Here is a segment from a longer article that tells the sad story about racial segregation in the U.S. Armed Forces. The small portion that is attached here tells of a secret group of fifty army researchers who were dispatched to the European front and

"interviewed thousands of [White] soldiers about their attitudes toward Negro platoons fighting experimentally within their divisions."

Their findings proved that to these front-line respondents, the experimental platoons were truly their equal. In 1948 this research, in addition to other material, was showed to President Truman, who signed Executive Order 9981, thus bringing to an end racial segregation within the ranks of the U.S. Military.

Read the entire article about desegregating the U.S. Military

The U.S. Navy was the biggest offender

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


The Segregated U.S. Army (Coronet Magazine, 1960)

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