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Julian M. Pleasants

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780813054254

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813054254.001.0001

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The Double V

The Double V

Racism during World War II

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Julian M. Pleasants
University Press of Florida

African Americans in North Carolina were third class citizens with lower levels of education, higher disease and death rates, and higher unemployment while living in a segregated society that left them disenfranchised. Blacks had greater economic opportunities during the war with new jobs and enlistment in the military, but despite their willingness to fight for their country, they still faced discrimination. They continued to pursue the Double V—victory for democracy both at home and abroad—with protests and occasional armed clashes.

Keywords:   Double V, Segregated, Protests, African Americans

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