The Double V [Pdf/E–book]

  • Hardcover
  • 304
  • The Double V
  • Rawn James Jr.
  • English
  • 09 March 2020
  • 9781608196081

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Read ✓ The Double V ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Rvice to do their patriotic duty and to advance the cause of civil rights The fight for a desegregated military was truly a long war decades of protest and labor highlighted by bravery on the fields of France in the skies over Germany and in the face of deep seated racism on the military bases at home Today the military is one of the most truly diverse institutions in AmericaIn The Double V Rawn Ja. If you re interested in the politics and events that led to the integration of the armed forces this is an important addition with a lot of good insight Especially now that we have our first African American commander in chief Rawn James Jr tells stories that are often obscured in conversations about black men and women in the military I didn t realize that when blacks were allowed into the military initially that it was in service capacities before they were allowed to be soldiers or officers or that the Marines was the last branch of the military to fully desegregate

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Read ✓ The Double V ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Mes Jrthe son and grandson of African American veteransexpertly narrates the remarkable history of how the strugge for euality in the military helped give rise to their fight for euality in civilian society Taking the reader from Crispus Attucks to President Barack Obama The Double V illuminates the African American military tradition as a metaphor for their uniue and dynamic role in American histo. This was a pretty good overview of the integration of African American serving men and women into the Armed Forces There was a lot I didn t know going into this book I came away with a greater appreciation of the struggle it took to allow black people to serve in the way they do today It seems common sense looking back now from the 21st century but as far back as 70 years ago it was not the case

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Read ✓ The Double V ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Executive Order 9981 issued by President Harry Truman on July 26 1948 desegregated all branches of the United States military by decree EO 9981 is often portrayed as a heroic and unexpected move by Truman But in reality Truman's history making order was the culmination of than 150 years of legal political and moral struggle Beginning with the Revolutionary War African Americans had used military se. I thought this was a terrific book Like most people I thought that the Civil Rights movement started in the sixties But as Rawn James points out it really started with the Double V movement and the push to integrate the armed services in World War II A fascinating read especially for anyone who wonders how movements get started uite astonishingly it is often one or two people pushing hard for what they believe in One man CAN make a difference