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The National WWII Museum tells the story of the American experience in the war that changed the world—why it was fought, how it was won, and what it means today—so that all generations will understand the price of freedom and be inspired by what they learn.

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Eugene Bullard: Hero of Two World Wars

02/01/2021 | 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join us for an exciting conversation between two of the country's leading WWII historians about a truly remarkable man who fought the Germans in both world wars—but for the French rather than his own country, the United States.

A LIMITED PODCAST SERIES FROM THE NATIONAL WWII MUSEUM

"To The Best of My Ability"

Season 2: Episode 5 – Strike Wave

In the weeks and months after the end of WWII, Americans working in industries across the country began to walk off the job in protest of poor wages and unsafe working conditions. After upholding a no-strike pledge during the war, many workers expected a return to regular hours, pay, and benefits that existed before the start of the war, but industries - including petroleum, coal mining, automobiles, and public utilities - failed to returning working conditions to the expected status quo, in spite of rising profits. With the end of the wartime no-strike pledge, workers expressed their frustration through a series of strikes that came to involve over 5 million Americans from the end of 1945 and into 1946. 

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