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Promises of CitizenshipFilm Recruitment of African Americans in World War II$
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Kathleen M. German

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781496812353

Published to University Press of Mississippi: May 2019

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781496812353.001.0001

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Conflicting Narratives and Images

Conflicting Narratives and Images

(p.90) Chapter Five Conflicting Narratives and Images
Promises of Citizenship

Kathleen M. German

University Press of Mississippi

This chapter reveals the successful adaptation of the conversion narrative in additional Office of War Information films intended to solidify African American support for the war. At the same time, contradictory messages continued to be used in other military training and advocacy films. Summaries and analysis of these films are developed in this chapter.

Keywords:   The Negro Sailor, The Navy Steward, Close Harmony, Henry Browne, Farmer, Negro Colleges in Wartime

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