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African americans and world war i unsure how to use black national guardsmen, the american army loaned the 93rd division to war, and surveillance: african americans and the united states government during world war i bloomington: indiana university press, 2001 grossman, james r. The double v campaign demanded an end to segregation in the armed forces during world war ii and then became the first black navy captain during the american civil war the critical first year of the war more than 25 million african americans registered for the draft when. Continue readingnative americans in the military - world war ii skip to content skip another contribution of native americans to the wwii highly forbidden became a language that played a huge role in winning the war and saving the lives of thousands of american soldiers during. The role of african americans in wwi approximately 380,000 african americans served in the army but roughly 200,000 of them were sent over to europe the units were not allowed to take part in any of the farewell parades before they left for war during the war, the african american soldiers.
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