Double Victory : How African American Women Broke Race and Gender Barriers to Help Win World War II

TitleDouble Victory : How African American Women Broke Race and Gender Barriers to Help Win World War II
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsMullenbach, Cheryl
Number of Pages266
PublisherChicago Review Press
CityChicago
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Double Victory tells the stories of African American women who did extraordinary things to help their country during World War II. In these pages young readers meet a range of remarkable women: war workers, political activists, military women, volunteers, and entertainers. Some, such as Mary McLeod Bethune and Lena Horne, were celebrated in their lifetimes and are well known today. Many others fought discrimination at home and abroad in order to contribute to the war effort yet were overlooked during those years and forgotten by later generations. Double Victory recovers the stories of these courageous women, such as Hazel Dixon Payne, the only woman to serve on the remote Alaska-Canadian Highway; Deverne Calloway, a Red Cross worker who led a protest at an army base in India; and Betty Murphy Phillips, the only black female overseas war correspondent. (Chicago Review Press)

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