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For Black Americans World War II was about not only America’s standing in the world but also about how much actual freedom would exist in the United States. They formed the backbone of the United States military’s supply effort, enabling the Allies to fight and win a global war, while fighting in a segregated military. Black veterans returned from the war and kept fighting white supremacy at home, fueling the civil rights movement. Drawing on his new book, historian Matthew Delmont explains how World War II raised questions regarding race and democracy that remain unanswered more than seventy years later.
Cara Delay is a Professor of History at the College of Charleston. Her research analyzes the history of women, gender, and culture in Ireland, the American South, and the Atlantic World.
2020 history department newsletter is now available online and in print. You can download the newsletter or pick up a copy anytime in the department office.
HST 360: Doing Digital History has been approved for credit in the Public History Concentration (PHC). Credit toward your PHC requirements may not automatically appear on your Degree Progress Report, however, so if you took this course and want it to count, contact
Professor Amy Tyson so she can ensure you receive proper credit.
A report from the Center on Education and the Workforce at Georgetown University finds that history majors are the highest earners among humanities majors. You can learn more about the report here.