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"Invisible Warriors" New Documentary Highlights Contributions Of Black Women During World War II

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from The Atlantic

World War II: Women at War

The first contingent of Black American Women ,"WACs" to go overseas for the war-Women's Army Corps (WAC)-Feb 02,1945

Women of World War II Memorial on Whitehall Drive

Willa Brown, pioneer woman pilot and president of the National Airmen's Association of America, successfully lobbied for federal funds in 1939 to support the NAA pilot training program. Located in Chicago, this was the first privately-run training school for black pilots in the country.

from BuzzFeed

The 50 Most Powerful Pictures In American History

1945 — V-J Day in Times Square

Sojourner Truth (1795–1883) An illiterate freed slave, she was an eloquent critic of slavery and sexism, transfixing audiences with the force and simplicity of her message of Christian love and tolerance. Her famous “Ain’t I a woman?” speech, delivered to a women’s rights convention in 1851, forever disrupted assumptions about race, class, and gender in American society.

185 years ago Mother Mary Lange helped found the Oblate Sisters of Providence, the first religious community for African American women in the U.S. #ArchBalt225

from EyeSeeMe African American Children's Bookstore

The Tuskegee Airmen: Freedom Flyers of World War II

Paperback - The Tuskegee Airmen were the first African-American military pilots…

U.S. Navy recruiting poster from World War II showing a Navy Nurse with a hospital ship