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African Americans in WW2

Ep. 16

The experience of African Americans in World War 2 was, to say the least, a gross double standard. While fascism was confronted in the name of liberty and justice, those same ideals were denied to African Americans, who suffered racism and segregation, at home and on the front line. As Matthew Delmont tells Don, to African Americans, what was happening in Europe and elsewhere was an ugly reminder of the prejudice and bigotry they faced in their own nation.


Produced by Benjie Guy. Mixed by Aidan Lonergan. Senior Producer: Charlotte Long.


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