The Double V

The Double V 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 Service 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 America In The Double V, Rawn James, Jr.the Son And Grandson Of African American Veteransexpertly Narrates The Remarkable History Of How The Strugge For Equality In The Military Helped Give Rise To Their Fight For Equality 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 Unique And Dynamic Role In American History. A letter from President Truman to a friend of his in Kansas City page 219 my book The main difficulty with the South is that they are living eighty years behind the times and the sooner they come out of it the better it will be for the country and themselvesI am asking for equality of opportunity for all human beings and, as long as I stay here, I am going to continue that fightWhen a Mayor and a City Marshall can take a negro Sergeant off a bus in South Carolina, beat him up and put out A letter from President Truman to a
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
A very interesting take on racism in the American military from the days of the revolutionary war to the Korean war era Rather shameful how bigoted the military and our politicians were in the way the military was segregated and the way black troops were treated by white redneck racists in t
I really liked James first book Root and Branch, about the elaborate legal scaffolding that came before the dismantling of segregation This is not quite as strong James spends most of the book recapping the segregated military in America and key moments when pressure was applied for change, eventually coming to Truman s executive order and the several years it took for it to be implemented into the Korean War, along with issues like the European white wives of black soldiers and the Red Cross I really liked James first book Root and Branch, about the elaborate legal scaffolding that came before the dismantling of segregation This is not quite as strong James spends most of the book recapping the segregated military in America and key moments when pressure was
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 offic 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
A fascinating look at racism throughout America s history, not just in the military The author s style is very matter of fact hey, he s a lawyer and generally without personal subjectivity he s African American, too In school, you learn about slavery, segregation, and civil rights in different classes over the years This book covers all of those eras back to back which is why I find the book s ti
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 se
This is a somewhat biased record of the struggle for black equality in American It is also a history of desegregation of the United States armed forces. Valuable social history, well written I would have likeddetail about the actual integration period itself, but I learned a lot.

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  • Hardcover
  • 304 pages
  • The Double V
  • Rawn James Jr.
  • English
  • 05 August 2018
  • 1608196089