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Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division

U.S. Army Signal Corps photo

African American Soldiers

Some migrants were World War II veterans, relocating after the war. More than one million African Americans served in the armed forces during World War II. The armed services remained segregated, however, until a 1948 Executive Order issued by President Harry S. Truman.

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Image ID: 1212149
Title: Among first to enter action.
Source: World War II
Name: United States. Army. Signal Corps () - Photographer
Name: United States. Office of War Information () - Sponsor
Location: Photographs and Prints Division, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
Subjects: African American soldiers
Military uniforms
United States. Army -- African American troops
World War, 1939-1945
World War, 1939-1945 -- African Americans

Keywords: Men - United States
United States - Armed Forces
World War II, 1939-1945
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