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        Race and the U.S. Military | Genealogy Roadshow

        Genealogy Roadshow gives a brief overview of the racial dynamics of the United States Military during World War II. Passed in 1940, the Selective Service and Training Act allowed all men—regardless of race—to enlist in the U.S. military. Despite facing intense racial discrimination both in and outside the army, all-black squadrons such as the Tuskegee Airmen continued to serve their country during the war and the years to follow.

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