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.
- 5.3 Demonstrate an understanding of the economic, political, and social effects of World War II, the Holocaust, and their aftermath (i.e., 19301950) on the United States and South Carolina.
- 8.5 Demonstrate an understanding of the impact of world events on South Carolina and the United States from 1929 to present.
- USHC.4 Demonstrate an understanding of how the American identity both at home and abroad was affected by imperialism, world conflict, and economic boom and bust in the period 1893 to 1945.