This segment focuses on the racial discrimination that existed during World War II and how it affected those who served their country.
The military was segregated. There were African Americans from South Carolina who served as Tuskegee Airmen, and there were others who served in a wide variety of roles. Some saw combat, but most worked in support roles. All were segregated from white troops. But there were those who worked together. African American servicemen provide their recollections.
- Along with the rest of the world, the United States and South Carolina experienced economic instability during this period. As a result, political instability and worldwide conflict consumed the world in the 1940s. Following World War II, the United States emerged as a world leader through political policies and economic growth.
- This indicator was designed to promote inquiry into military and economic policies during World War II, to include the significance of military bases in South Carolina. This indicator was also developed to foster inquiry into postwar economic developments and demographic changes, to include the immigration of Jewish refugees following the Holocaust.
- This indicator was constructed to facilitate inquiry into how economic conditions prompted an evolution of fiscal and monetary policy featuring significant turning points. This indicator also supports inquiry into the laissez-faire policies of the 1920s, the balance of free markets and government intervention of the 1930s, and the command economies during World War I and World War II.