Drawing on more than thirty years of teaching and research, Neil A. Wynn combines narrative history and primary sources as he locates the World War II years within the long-term struggle for African Americans' equal rights.
Despite the participation of African American women in all aspects of home-front activity during World War II, advertisements, recruitment posters, and newsreels portrayed largely white women as army nurses, defense plant workers, concerned mothers, and steadfast wives.
This documentary contains extensive film footage of African-Americans fighting in World War II in D-Day invasion of Europe, the Battle of the Bulge, Italy, and the Pacific. It features numerous interviews with veterans including Congressional Medal of Honor winners. (70 minutes)