This 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 to be able to serve their country For African American women it 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 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 to deploy African American women to the European theater in 1945African American women answered the call to serve from all over the country.
Brenda L. Moore è 9 ReadS doubly hard because 1 they WERE AFRICAN AMERICAN AND 2 THEY African American and 2 they female Several of the women who were interviewed for this book had never really faced. 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 slums of Cleveland and to improve her ninth grade education and Margaret Barnes Jones the unit's public
officer who grew up in a comfortable household with a politically active 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. Segregation until they enlisted to serve Uncle Sam Fortunately many of therelations officer who grew up in a comfortable household with a politically active
Women Were Well Educatedwere well educated able to overcome the discrimination against thems. Of a desire to uplift their Race And Dispel Bigoted Preconceptions and dispel bigoted preconceptions their abilities
Elaine Bennett a First Sergeant oined because I wanted to prove to myself and maybe to theBennett a First Sergeant oined because I wanted to prove to myself and maybe to the 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 document the 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.