Double V Campaign
Annotation:One of the few resources available geared to middle school + readers about the Double V Campaign. A thorough, if staid, resource.
Annotation:Essential resource for the role of the Pittsburgh Courier and the Black Press in creating the Double V Campaign. Grades 9-12.
Annotation:The Lawrence D. Reddick World War II Project Collection, 1943-1953 (bulk 1943-1945) consists of correspondence with black servicemen and women, summaries of interviews Reddick conducted, as well as research files maintained by him. The series Letters and Interviews, 1943-1945 consists of more than a hundred letters that black servicemen and officers, and a few black servicewomen, wrote principally to their families and friends relating the individuals' experiences.
Annotation:Bored teenagers on a cross-country road trip with their Grandmother slowly become intrigued by the stories she tells them of her adventures with her African-American regiment of the Women's Army Corps both on assignment in the U.S. and in the European Theater during 1944 and 1945. An engaging read for grades 7 - 10.
Annotation:A collection of political cartoons by T.S. Geisel before he became known as Dr. Seuss! Many cartoons relating to army segregation and Double V Campaign goals. Grades 6-12.
Annotation:The story of the 555th Parachute Infantry aka "the Triple Nickles," America’s first black paratrooper unit. Lots of photos! Grades 5-9.
Annotation:Episode Three:"A Deadly Calling" touches on the unrest in the African American Community during WW II, and many of the goals of the Double V Campaign. Grades 9-12.
Annotation:Tells the story of Port Chicago during WWII - a segregated naval munitions base on the outer shores of San Francisco Bay - and the ensuing mutiny after a deadly explosion that killed 202 Black ammunition loaders. Also see "The Port Chicago 50" by Steve Sheinkin.
Annotation:Major Charity Adams Early was the commander of the only all-black Women's Army Corps unit to serve overseas during World War II. Her memoir recounts her wartime story optimistically. For grades 9 and up.
Annotation:This book is a kind of companion to "Fallen Angels" and "Sunrise Over Fallujah." It tells of the adventure of two friends and soldiers - one black and one white - in the segregated army and, ultimately, on the front lines of the Normandy Invasion in May 1944. For middle graders or struggling HS readers interested in the topic.
Annotation:A collection of fiction, photos, letters, poetry, etc. relating to African American Women's roles in WW II. Good selection of primary/secondary material for grades 7-12.
Annotation:The story of the Tuskegee "Red-Tails" pilots of the 332nd division. Includes a collection of seldom-seen historical photos and an extensive bibliography of secondary and primary sources. Grades 7 and up.
Annotation:The story of the "Tuskegee Experiment" and the resulting airmen of the 99th Squadron. Grades 7 - 10.
Annotation:The history behind Truman's Executive Order 9981 and the desegregation of the Armed Forces.
Annotation:Letters, Memoir, Oral History and archival records tell the story of the 93rd Infantry Division during and after the War.
Annotation:30,000 wartime letters from the women directly or indirectly involved in WW II events are collected here. Grades 9-12.
Annotation:In five chapters devoted to War Workers, Volunteers, Political Activists, Entertainers and In The Military the stories of the African-American women who worked in these fields are revealed. Photos. Grade 7 and up.
Annotation:Good source of information on the roles of Blacks, Asians, Mexicans and American Indians in WWII.
Annotation:Annnenberg Learner America's History in the Making - "Democracy: Double Victory at Home-Abroad" Pittsburg Courier Letter w/background
Annotation:Website featuring political cartoons for 1941, 1943
Annotation:Excellent collection of oral histories and transcripts of African American participants in WW II.
Annotation:Oral histories, government documents and black aviation history tell the story of the Tuskegee Airmen, the Double V Campaign and the struggles of the early civil rights movement.
Annotation:A collection of letters from Black soldiers during WWII documenting their disillusionment with the treatment they received and the segregation they experienced.
Annotation:Songs from the Jim Crow Era by the writer of the "Defense Factory Blues."
Annotation:A link to a short film of text of the Hughes poem set against photos of the era and subject.
Annotation:Oral History transcripts of six African American WWII veterans.
Annotation:Study Guide for Double V Campaign from Ken Burns' The War documentary.
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The "Double Victory Campaign" - materials for grades 9-12. This list of resources may be used to gather basic information about the campaign; and provide primary and secondary resources on the topic. Materials included align with NYC Scope&Sequence Grade 10/Units 6 - ￼￼Unit Six: A Half Century of Crisis and Achievement (1900 - 1945 CE); World War II—causes & impact. As well as 11th Grade Unit Six: The United States In An Age Of Global Crisis: Responsibility And Cooperation. Aligns with CCSS.ELA-LITERACY. RH.9-10.1 through 9.
K-12 Study Guide