The African American experience of war began before Pearl Harbor, and was always grounded in the imperative of defeating a global fascist movement lest it gain more traction in the United States.
SOURCE: New York Times
For Black Americans, everything about the second world war looked different, including the start date, which the Black press dated to the Italian invasion of Ethiopia in 1935. A new book centers the issue of global racism in a narrative of the conflict.
SOURCE: Woodrow Wilson Center and National History Center
Divisions: A New History of Racism and Resistance in America’s World War II Military (Washington History Seminar, Mon. Oct. 18)
Thomas Guglielmo joins the Washington History Seminar to discuss his new history of resistance to racism within the military during the second world war. Monday, October 18, 4:00 PM eastern.
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