Double Victory Aaliyah Gilmore and Rania Salem

African American Men During WWII

"We are all the same"

How were African American men treated?

African American men were treated very poorly during the war. They fought in the war, and put their lives on the line for our country, but still faced segregation. Troops were split up by race. Troops of black men got limited to no resources, while white troops had an abundance of resources.

How did they respond to such treatment ?

They responded to this treatment by still going to war with the White men and fighting with them like they were cool with them. African American men still did their job just as fine without talking to White men.

Did they contribute anything to the cause of the war (WW1) ?

They contributed to the cause of WW1 by having 380,000 African Americans serve in the war and 200,000 were sent to Europe.

What we think ? (What is your analysis? Opinion? Reaction to the actions taken by this community ? )

I think that African American men did their part in the war and didn't really care about whether or not White men were going to talk to them. African American men did all they possibly could with this war.

African American Women During The War

"I can do all things"

How were African American Women Treated?

African American Women were treated worse than African American men. They were considered the lowest on the hierarchy, with black women right on top of them.

How did they respond to such treatment ?

They responded to this treatment by still participating in the war, and on top of that holding their men down through it all.

Did they contribute anything to the cause of the war (WW1) ?

African American women contributed to the cause of WW1 because they started moving north and the White women didn't like it.

What we think ? (What is your analysis? Opinion? Reaction to the actions taken by this community ? )

I don't think men would be here without black women holding everything down through it all. Behind every great man is an even greater woman. I think women were men's peace, and showed them unconditional love and support.

Similarities & Differences Between African American Men and Women During WWII

  • Similarity: Both African American men and women had less privilege than white women.
  • Difference: African American men had more privilege over African American women.
  • Similarity: African Americans worked a lot more than others
  • Difference: African American women had to stay home and take care of the house
  • Similarity: Both woman of color and African American men fought in the war.
  • Similarity: Both discriminated against in the war
  • Difference: African American men still had more say over African American women

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