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PIONEERING TUSKEGEE AIRMAN LAID TO REST IN ARLINGTON

ONE MOMENT IN TIME

DORIE MILLER, USN

AFRICAN-AMERICANS FOUGHT FOR FREEDOM

AFRICAN-AMERICAN WOMEN SERVE
THE NATION


THE WOMEN'S MEMORIAL MUSEUM

U.S. ARMY: INTEGRATION OF AFRICAN-AMERICANS

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Tuskegee Airmen
Photo-Tuskegee AirmenOn Jul. 19, 1941, the AAF began a program in Alabama to train black Americans as military pilots. Primary flight training was conducted by the Division of Aeronautics of Tuskegee Institute, the famed school of learning founded by Booker T. Washington in 1881. MORE

Tuskegee Airman Brings
Distinguished History to NOAA
Photo-Spann WatsonA national symbol of heroism, diversity, and military excellence, Tuskegee Airman Spann Watson, recently awed a group of
NOAA's National Weather Service employees celebrating Black History Month.

"The fact that colored people were going to fly reverberated across America," the Retired Air Force Lieutenant Colonel said.
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Ship's Cook Third Class Doris Miller, USN
Doris Miller, known as "Dorie" to shipmates and friends, was Photo-Dorie Millerborn in Waco, Texas, on 12 October 1919, to Henrietta and Conery Miller. He had three brothers, one of which served in the Army during World War II. While attending Moore High School in Waco, he was a fullback on the football team. He worked on his father's farm before enlisting in the U.S Navy as Mess Attendant, Third Class, at Dallas, Texas, on 16 September 1939, to travel, and earn money for his family. MORE
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African-Americans Fought For Freedom
During the 50th anniversary of World War II, as we honor those Americans who undauntedly and courageously contributed to National Archives and Records Administrationthe defense of our nation, often overlooked in our remembrances are the valiant efforts of African Americans. Throughout the war years they repeatedly had to battle adversaries on two fronts: the enemy overseas and racism at home. ... MORE
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African-American Women Serve the Nation
American women have participated in defense of this nation in both war and peacetime. Their contributions, however, have Women In Military Service For America Memorial-WWomen In Military Service For America Memorialgone largely unrecognized and unrewarded. While women in the United States Armed Forces share a history of discrimination based on gender, black women have faced both race and gender discrimination. Initially barred from official military status, black women persistently pursued their right to serve. MORE
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African-Americans in World War II
African-Americans in WWIIOn 26 July 1948, President Harry S Truman signed Executive Order 9981, establishing the President’s Committee on Equality of Treatment and Opportunity in the Armed Services. It was accompanied by Executive Order 9980, which created a Fair Employment Board to eliminate racial discrimination in federal employment. MORE
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