WWII and the Early Civil Rights Movement

Join The National WWII Museum and the Mississippi Department of Archives and History as we explore World War II as catalysts of the modern civil rights movement.  

October 15 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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+ Add to calendar 2020-10-15 12:00:00 PM 2020-10-15 1:00:00 PM America/Mexico_City 945 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130 WWII and the Early Civil Rights Movement Join The National WWII Museum and the Mississippi Department of Archives and History as we explore World War II as catalysts of the modern civil rights movement.  
Location: Zoom , Online Event,
945 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130

A. Philip Randolph led a crusade against discrimination in employment and the war industry. Mary McLeod Bethune stood for racial uplift and access to education. And more than 1.2 million African Americans enlisted in the armed forces. On the Home Front and on battlefields across the globe, black Americans served with distinction only to return to a deeply segregated Jim Crow nation. In their “Double Victory Campaign,” African Americans had achieved victory over fascism abroad. Following World War II, they began their long fight for victory over Jim Crow at home. Join The National WWII Museum and the Mississippi Department of Archives and History as we explore World War II as catalysts of the modern civil rights movement. Appropriate for grades 9–12.