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


To Serve My Country, to Serve My Race: The Story of the Only African-American WACS Stationed Overseas During World War IIThis 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 oubly hard because 1 they were African American and 2 they were female Several of doubly hard because 1 they were African American and 2 they were female Several of women who were interviewed for this book had never really faced segregation until they enlisted to The story of the historic 6888th the first United States Women's Army Corps unit 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 The Alchemy of Opposites duty throughout most of WWII However under political pressure from legislators like Adam Clayton Powell Jr the NAACP the Black press and even President Roosevelt the US War Department was forced toeploy African American women to the European theater in 1945African American women answered the call to serve from all over the country.

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Rth and provided opportunities for Them While Many People Have While many people have about the Japanese American unit and the Native American Windtalkers few know of the history of 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 until long after the event if eve. Of a Holy Crap The World is Ending The Anunnaki Chronicles desire to uplift their race andispel 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 ocument To Serve My Race is the first book to ocument lives of these 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. Erve Uncle Sam Fortunately many of THE WOMEN WERE EDUCATED AND women were well educated and to overcome the The Wrong Complexion for Protection discrimination against themselves and their unit While overseas Great Britain and France they facediscrimination not by the Europeans but by countrymen both officers and enlisted As luck would have it there were a few officers who realized their wo. From every socioeconomic stratum Stationed in France and England at the end of World War II the 6888th brought together women like Mary Daniel Williams a cook in the unit who signed up for the Army to escape the together women like Mary Daniel Williams a cook in the unit who signed up for the Army to escape the of Cleveland and to improve her ninth grade education and Margaret Barnes Jones the unit's public relations officer who grew up in a comfortable household with a politically active mother who encouraged her to challenge the systemDespite the social political and economic restrictions imposed upon these women in their own country they were eager to serve not only out of patriotism but out. .