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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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The Challenge of Change in the Aftermath of World War II

The Challenge of Change in the Aftermath of World War II

(p.209) Chapter Eleven The Challenge of Change in the Aftermath of World War II
Promises of Citizenship

Kathleen M. German

University Press of Mississippi

Finally, the changes in representation of African Americans in the films of World War II provides the platform for evolving attitudes and behaviors in American social and military institutions. This chapter looks at the effects of military desegregation in the wake of the Gillem Commission and Executive Order 9981, which still reverberates in American society.

Keywords:   Gillem Commission, Executive Order 9981, President Harry S. Truman, Senator James Eastland, Committee on Equality and Treatment of Opportunity in the Armed Services

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