Over 2.5 million African-American men registered for the draft,While most African Americans serving at the beginning of WWII were assigned to non-combat units
and relegated to service duties, such as supply, maintenance, and transportation, their work behind
front lines was equally vital to the war effort.
WOMEN DURING WW2
During World War II, some 350,000 women served in the U.S. Armed Forces, both at home and abroad. They included the Women’s Airforce Service Pilots, who on March 10, 2010, were awarded the prestigious Congressional Gold Medal. Meanwhile, widespread male enlistment left gaping holes in the industrial labor force. Between 1940 and 1945, the female percentage of the U.S. workforce increased from 27 percent to nearly 37 percent, and by 1945 nearly one out of every four married women worked outside the home.
4 SIMILARITIES BETWEEN AFRICAN AMERICANS AND WOMEN DURING WW2
Both groups got lower wages
Both groups contributed in the war
Both groups being segregated during the war
Both groups took leftover jobs
3 DIFFERENCES BETWEEN AFRICAN AMERICANS AND WOMEN DURING WW2