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Afro-Americans and the Military
1939 to 1945


Books and Periodicals


Allen, Robert L.
    The Port Chicago Mutiny. Warner, NY, 1989. (D810.N4 A5511 1989)


American Negro in World Wars I and II.
    Journal of Negro Education, Summer, 1943. (LC2701.J88)


Cocklin, Robert F.
    "Report on the Negro Soldier". Infantry Journal, #59, Dec., 1946 (UD1 .I43)


Dalfiume, Richard M.
    Desegregation of the U.S. Armed Forces: Fighting on two fronts. 1939-1953. University of Missouri Press, Columbia, MO. 1969 ( E185.63.D15)


Early, Charity A.
    One Woman's Army: A Black Officer remembers the WAC. Texas A&M University, College Station, TX. 1989. ( D811.E231 1989)


Fletcher, Marvin E.
    America's First Black General: Benjamin O. Davis, Sr., 1880-1970. U. of Kansas, Lawrence KS, 1989. (U53.D38 F571 1989)


Lee, Ulysses.
    The Employment of Negro Troops. Washington,D.C., 1966. (Volume 8,Part 8 of The United States Army in World War II: Special Studies). ( D769.A43 v.8,pt.8


MacGregor, Morris J.
    Defense Studies: the integration of the Armed Forces, 1940-1965. Washington D.C., 1981. (UB418.A47 M331)


McGuire, Phillip, ed.
    Taps for a Jim Crow Army: Letters from Black Soldiers in World War II. Santa Barbara, CA., 1983. ( D810.N4 M381 1983)


Motley, Mary P.
    The invisible Soldier: the experience of the Black soldier, World War II. Wayne State University Press, Detroit, MI., 1975. ( D810.N4 I62)


Nalty, Bernard C.
    Strength for the fight: a history of Black Americans in the military. New York, Free Press, 1986. (UB 418 .A47 N351 1986)


Nelson, Dennis D.
    The Integration of the Negro into the United States Navy, 1776-1947, with a Brief Historical Introduction. Washington, D.C., 1948. (E185.63.N42 1948)


Palmer, Annette.
    "The Politics of Race and War: Black American Soldiers in the Caribbean Theater During the Second World War." Military Affairs #47, April, 1983. (E181.A12 M6)


Sandler, Stanley
    Segregated Skies: All Black Combat Squadrons of World War II. Washington, D.C., 1992 (D790.S261 1992)


Shaw, Henry I., Jr. and Donnelly, Ralph.
    Blacks in the Marine Corps. Washington, D.C. 1975. (VE23.S53)


Silvera, John D.
    The Negro in World War II. New York, 1969. (D810.N4 T45)


Takaki, Ronald T.
    Double Victory: A Multicultural History of America in World War II. Boston, Little, Brown, 2000. (D 769 .T421 2000)


This is Our War.
    Baltimore, MD - stories by war correspondents in the Afro-American newspaper. (D810.N4 T45)


U.S. Director of Selective Service.
    Selective Service and Victory. Washington, D.C., 1948 (UB343.A27)


Voss, Frederick S.
    Reporting the War: The Journalistic Coverage of World War II. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian, 1994. (D798.U671 1994)


Wynne, Neil A.
    The Afro-American and the Second World War. Holmes and Meier, New York, 1975. (D810.N4 U97 1993





Association of the Study of Negro Life and History, Inc.
    The Negro History Bulletin. Washington,D.C.:The Association for the Study of Negro Life and History; 1937- (Film X1596, Paper E185.5 .N44)


Electronic Sources



Black Collegian Online. A Historical Perspective: Opportunities for African Americans in the Armed Forces. (


CMH Pubs. World War II. (
    U.S.Army Center of Military History Publications on all aspects of WWII.


Gropman, Alan


The History Place. African-Americans in World War II unitedstates/aframerwar/
    Photos of Afican Americans in the War.


Institute on World War II and the Human Experience (Florida State University). World War II Links. (
    Oral and written history by participants.


Integration of the Air Force. (
    Specifically about the Tuskegee Airmen of World War II.


Lest we forget: African Americans in World War II


Master Index of Army Records. (
    Information on individuals, units, and honors.


This is Our War.


Truman Library. Desegregation of the Armed Services.
    Executive Order 9981 (1948) desegregating the armed services; chronology beginning 1945, and digitized archival letters and documents on the subject during the Truman Administration.


Tuskegee Airmen.
    Bibliography and internet resources.


U.S. Army Military Institute. (
    Very good bibliographies and sources for African American experience of the World War II times.



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