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

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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.

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Pictures of African American women welders working in production work in a production plant during World War II, part of the homefront war effort.

Pin honoring Pearl Harbor hero Dorie Miller. A black messman who was untrained in machine gun use due to rigid Naval segregation policies, Miller took over a machine gun aboard the USS West Virginia and was officially credited with downing two Japanese planes. Miller was honored as one of the first heroes of World War II, and six months after the attack was given the Navy Cross by Admiral Chester Nimitz.

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.

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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