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Feb 27, 2024

African Americans in World War I and World War II (webinar)

Women's Army Corps Maj. Charity Adams, 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion commander, and Army Capt. Mary Kearney, Alpha Company commander, inspect the first soldiers from the unit to arrive in England, Feb. 15, 1945.

This webinar explored the pivotal roles African Americans played in the monumental chapters of World War I and World War II. It delves into their diverse services, ranging from gallant frontline soldiers to indispensable support staff, and addresses the formidable challenges they encountered due to pervasive segregation and discrimination.

This discussion accentuated their lasting influence on the crusade for racial equality and the consequent shaping of contemporary American society.