Making A Way Out of No Way: African American Soldiers in World War II

DATE AND TIME

Mar 2, 2023 | 12:00 pm -

Mar 2, 2023 | 1:00 pm

Location

virtual

Sivan Ben-Aderet
[email protected]

Join Commonpoint Queens and the National Museum of the U.S. Army for 4 amazing virtual history classes in partnership with the Center for Interactive Learning & Collaboration. All classes are free and registration is limited – click here to register.

Making A Way Out of No Way: African American Soldiers 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.

Class Schedule: 

Defining “American”: Native American Soldiers in World War I and the Path to Citizenship – Thursday, February 16
The Accomplishment of the ENIAC and the Women Computing Pioneers – 
Thursday, February 23
Making A Way Out of No Way: African American Soldiers in World War II – Thursday, March 2
Fighting for Freedom: Nisei Soldiers and World War II – Wednesday, March 8

 

For more information, please contact Sivan Ben-Aderet at [email protected] or 718-423-6111.