Special Exhibit on View
at The National WWII Museum
in New Orleans

July 4, 2015—May 30, 2016

Bring The National WWII Museum to your hometown. Fighting for the Right to Fight: African American Experiences in WWII is available for booking.

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In the years leading up to World War II, racial segregation and discrimination were part of daily life for many in the United States. For most African Americans, even the most basic rights and services were fragmented or denied altogether. To be black was to know the limits of freedom—excluded from the very opportunity, equality, and justice on which the country was founded.

Yet, once World War II began, thousands of African Americans rushed to enlist, intent on serving the nation that treated them as second-class citizens. They were determined to fight to preserve the freedom that they themselves had been denied. This is their story.

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