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New York's famous 369th regiment arrives home from France after WWI.New York's famous 369th regiment arrives home from France after WWI. Source: National Archives, Group 165, ARC 533548.
African American women have long been a visible and important part of the American defense team. Here, Maj. Charity E. Adams and Capt. Abbie N. Campbell inspect the first contingent of black members of the Women's Army Corps assigned to overseas service in WWII.African American women have long been a visible and important part of the American defense team. Here, Maj. Charity E. Adams and Capt. Abbie N. Campbell inspect the first contingent of black members of the Women's Army Corps assigned to overseas service in WWII. Source: National Archives, 111-SC-20079.
African Americans at home also did their part in WWII. Air raid wardens at a sector meeting in Washington, D.C., discuss the zones they control during a practice air raid.African Americans at home also did their part in WWII. Air raid wardens at a sector meeting in Washington, D.C., discuss the zones they control during a practice air raid. Source: National Archives, 208-NP-4W-3. Women in the American work force: Bertha Stallworth, age 21, inspects 40mm artillery cartridges at Frankford Arsenal during WWII.Women in the American work force: Bertha Stallworth, age 21, inspects 40mm artillery cartridges at Frankford Arsenal during WWII. Source: National Archives, 208-NP-1WW-1.
Fighting to win: In 1944, 1st Sergeant Rance Richardson, veteran of two wars, takes a break along the Numa-Numa Trail on Bougainville in the South Pacific.Fighting to win: In 1944, 1st Sergeant Rance Richardson, veteran of two wars, takes a break along the Numa-Numa Trail on Bougainville in the South Pacific. Source: National Archives, 111-SC-189383-S. Black Americans served their country in WWII with dedication and dignity in spite of strident segregation in the military. This MP in Columbus, Ga., stands ready to answer calls in 1942.Black Americans served their country in WWII with dedication and dignity in spite of strident segregation in the military. This MP in Columbus, Ga., stands ready to answer calls in 1942. Source: National Archives, 111-SC-134951.
 
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