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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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