After World War II, the U.S. Armed Forces desegregated. How did that affect George Hardy’s joining back up?
Ep 15: Jun 23, 2020
In this episode, we continue from George Hardy’s World War II story into the desegregation of the armed forces in 1948, hearing how that affected his service into the Korean war in 1950 and tracking some of the white backlash that followed politically nationwide.
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- What Was Black America’s Double War? by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. -PBS
- Law Equalizing the Pay of Black Soldiers – Freedman & Southern Society Project
- Definition of backlash at Merriam-Webster
- 1948 Presidential Election details from 270 to Win
- 50 Years of Electoral College Maps: How the U.S. Turned Red and Blue by Toni Monkovic, New York Times
- African-Americans in WWII – National WW2 Museum
- The Civil Rights Movement And The Second Reconstruction, 1945—1968, The United States House of Representative department of History, Art & Archives
- How White Backlash Controls American Progress, by Lawrence Glickman in The Atlantic