Making a Way Out of No Way: African American Experience in World War II

Generations of African Americans have served their country, many serving in segregated units and not always given the respect and honor due to them. Although African Americans fought with distinction in World War II, they returned home to a segregated America. In 1948, President Harry Truman issued Executive Order 9981, which called for equal opportunity for all members of the Armed Forces. The segregated Army became a thing of the past and the segregation of American society began to crumble.


Explore the commitment, challenges, and bravery of African American Soldiers serving during World War II through the examination of artifacts, primary resources, and personal accounts.


Register for this VIRTUAL History Talk on Wednesday, July 10 at 12 p.m. ET


Register for this IN-PERSON History Talk on Wednesday, July 10 at 12 p.m. ET

July 10 @ 12:00
12:00 pm — 12:45 pm (45′)

ELC, Virtual (Zoom)