Negroes in the Armed Forces

October 1943
New Republic;10/18/43, Vol. 109 Issue 16, Special Section p541
Focuses on the injustices done to Negroes in the U.S. armed forces. Description of the humiliations and tortures underwent by the Negroes in the First World War; Statement that the military status gained by Negroes in the navy and air force were more than invalidated by the constant humiliations suffered by Negro soldiers at the hands of people there; Report that Negroes in army camps, particularly in the South, are in constant physical danger at the hands of white authorities, principally civilian; Reflection of the fact that the army is gravely concerned with its race problem as a military factor; Suggestions for creation of a voluntarily mixed division of white and Negro soldiers which could give an incalculable lift of spirit to its Negro troops, to thousands of white troops, to Negro civilians and to millions of white ones.


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