Friday, May 24, 2013

U.S. Get Ready for the Fight

1. Who was Philip Randolph, and why did he and the President Roosevelt meet?
          Philip Randolph was the President and founder of the Brother of Sleeping Car Porters and the nation's most respected African-American labor leader. He and President Roosevelt met because he lead a march for African-American to fight for their country.

2. Who were the WAACs, and why were they important to the war effort?
          Women's Auxiliary Army Corps. They perform duties that a female does better such as nurses, ambulance drivers,radio operators, electricians, and pilots (anything not involving direct combat).

3. How well did African-American do during WWII?
          They were segregated and were not allowed to join the army, but thanks to Randolph they have job opportunities.

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