Double Victory By:Yessica Avila

Native Americans

"Together We Are One"
Native Americans language was used during World War 2. They would send codes to each other by using Navajo language. Although this wasn't the first time the Native Americans language was used for code during war. In World War 1 choctaw language was used.
The Navajo code talkers took part in every assault the U.S. Marines conducted in the Pacific from 1942 to 1945. They served in all six Marine divisions. They would transmit messages by telephone and radio in their native language.
Native Americans were treated good.The Navajo code talkers of World War II were honored for their contributions to defense on Sept. 17, 1992, at the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
My reaction to this would be surprised.This would be my reaction because even though the United States treated them really unfair before the war they still helped because they thought it would be the right thing to do.

African Americans

"We are Americans too"
When World War II started, over 2.5 million black men registered for the draft & one million served as volunteers in all of the branches of the Armed Forces during the war.African Americans have always supported the nation, especially during wartime.
The Tuskegee Airmen, who were the 99th Fighter Squadron, became legendary for their heroic feats during the war.They received a Distinguished Unit Citation, several silver stars, 150 distinguished flying crosses, fourteen bronze stars, and 744 air medals.
One of the nation’s largest black newspapers,which was the Pittsburgh Courier, stepped to the forefront in the struggle for racial equality by launching its “Double V” campaign. The campaign was launched to show “True battle cry of Colored Americans” and that they were determined to protect their nation and the freedoms that they cherished
My reaction to this would be shocked because they were brave to go to war. They still didn't have their civil rights but they saw themselves as Americans. They were willing to fight for the U.S.

Similarities:

  • They both were discriminated
  • Both lost a lot of people(death)
  • Both affected by White Imperialism
  • They both contributed in WW2

DIFFERENCES:

  • Native Americans were code Talkers
  • African Americans fought for freedom
  • African Americans were freed during the civil war, but even after their freedom they were still being treated unfairly.
  • Native Americans served in all six marine divisions.

Credits:

Created with images by rich701 - "DUKW WW2 2 of 2"

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