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 show how capable they can be
3 DIFFERENCES BETWEEN AFRICAN AMERICANS AND WOMEN DURING WW2
African Americans wasn't truly treated equal
Women were not allowed in combat during the war
Women took left over jobs
Treatment Of Woman During WW2
Woman has lower wages
The percentage of women who employed as a domestic servants declined from 17.7 to 9.5 percent
Polls indicated that 65 to 85 percent of women workers wanted to keep their jobs after the war
Women's Contribution To WW2
Became nurse during the war
Women took men leftover jobs
From 1940 to 1944, the percentage of women workers employed in factories increased from 20 to 30 percent
slogan- "WE CAN DO IT"
It's amazing that they are proving men wrong and showing how capable they can really be
Treatment Of African American During WW2
The army only had only five African American would receive the Medal of Honor during the war, and their tasks in the war were largely reserved to noncombat units
The black soldiers and white soldiers were remain segregated
African American Contribution To WW2
Only some experience combat or given the chance for combat
"Eighty-seven-year-old Woodrow Crockett was a part of that experiment. He was a Tuskegee Airman, the first group of black pilots ever trained by the Air Force. He flew 149 missions between 1944 and 1945, protecting harbors in Italy and American bombers from German fighter planes. Mr. Crockett says the Tuskegee Airman had a lot to prove and did so. In 200 missions they never lost a bomber to enemy fire."
SLOGAN- "DEFEND AMERICAN FREEDOM"
African Americans wanted to show the world that they have the same common goal( to win the war)