V-day for minorities

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African American Soldiers of WWII

The poem I read today was by Langston Hughes called “Will V-day Be Me-Day”.  I took particular interest in this poem because I too have wondered how the non-white military personnel were treated after returning from war. The poem is a great example of how the colored men of WWII probably felt throughout and after the war had ended.

You can read the poem here.

Below is a video similar to the poem describing the two wars African Americans were fighting at this time.

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