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Double V Campaign

The Double V Campaign
The Double V Campaign African Americans and World War II By Cooper, Michael L., 1950- (Book - 1998 ) J 940.54 C and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:One of the few resources available geared to middle school + readers about the Double V Campaign. A thorough, if staid, resource.

The Black Press
The Black Press Soldiers Without Swords (Video Cassette - 1998 ) VC 071.3 B In-library use only in some locations

Annotation:Essential resource for the role of the Pittsburgh Courier and the Black Press in creating the Double V Campaign. Grades 9-12.

Lawrence D. Reddick World War II Project
Lawrence D. Reddick World War II Project By Reddick, Lawrence Dunbar, 1910-1995 (Mixed Material ) and more… In-library use only in some locations

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.

Mare's War
Mare's War By Davis, Tanita S. (Book - 2009 ) FIC D and more… Available to borrow in some locations

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.

Dr. Seuss Goes to War
Dr. Seuss Goes to War The World War II Editorial Cartoons of Theodor Seuss Geisel By Minear, Richard H. (Book - 1999 ) 741.5973 Seuss M and more… All copies in use Availability details

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.

Courage Has No Color
Courage Has No Color The True Story of the Triple Nickles : America's First Black Paratroopers By Stone, Tanya Lee (Book - 2013 ) J 940.54 S and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:The story of the 555th Parachute Infantry aka "the Triple Nickles," America’s first black paratrooper unit. Lots of photos! Grades 5-9.

The War
The War (DVD - 2007 ) DVD 940.5428 W and more… Available to borrow in some locations

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.

The Port Chicago Mutiny
The Port Chicago Mutiny The Story of the Largest Mass Mutiny Trial in U.S. Naval History By Allen, Robert L., 1942- (Book - 2006 ) In-library use only in some locations

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.

One Woman's Army
One Woman's Army A Black Officer Remembers the WAC By Earley, Charity Adams, 1918- (Book - 1989 ) 940.5403 E and more… Available to borrow in some locations

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.

Invasion!
Invasion! By Myers, Walter Dean, 1937- (Book - 2013 ) FIC M and more… Available to borrow in some locations

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.

Bitter Fruit
Bitter Fruit African American Women in World War II (Book - 1999 ) and more… In-library use only in some locations

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.

Red-tail Angels
Red-tail Angels The Story of the Tuskegee Airmen of World War II By McKissack, Pat, 1944- (Book - 1995 ) J 940.54 M and more… Available to borrow in some locations

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.

The Tuskegee Airmen
The Tuskegee Airmen Black Heroes of World War II By Harris, Jacqueline L. (Book - 1995 ) J 940.54 H and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:The story of the "Tuskegee Experiment" and the resulting airmen of the 99th Squadron. Grades 7 - 10.

The Double V
The Double V How Wars, Protest, and Harry Truman Desegregated America's Military By James, Rawn (Book - 2013 ) 355.0089 J and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:The history behind Truman's Executive Order 9981 and the desegregation of the Armed Forces.

Fighting for Hope
Fighting for Hope African American Troops of the 93rd Infantry Division in World War II and Postwar America By Jefferson, Robert F., 1963- (Book - 2008 ) and more… In-library use only in some locations

Annotation:Letters, Memoir, Oral History and archival records tell the story of the 93rd Infantry Division during and after the War.

We're in This War Too
We're in This War Too World War II Letters From American Women in Uniform (Book - 1994 ) In-library use only in some locations

Annotation:30,000 wartime letters from the women directly or indirectly involved in WW II events are collected here. Grades 9-12.

The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes
The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes By Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967 (Book - 1995 ) 811 Hughes and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:Many of the poems that Hughes wrote during the War years are collected here. Grades 6 and up.

Double Victory
Double Victory How African American Women Broke Race and Gender Barriers to Help Win World War II By Mullenbach, Cheryl (Book - 2013 ) 940.5308 M and more… Available to borrow in some locations

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.

Double Victory
Double Victory A Multicultural History of America in World War II By Takaki, Ronald T., 1939- (Book - 2000 ) 940.5373 T and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:Good source of information on the roles of Blacks, Asians, Mexicans and American Indians in WWII.

Harlem at War
Harlem at War The Black Experience in WWII By Brandt, Nat (Book - 1996 ) and more… In-library use only in some locations

Annotation:A picture of Jim Crow America and the African American community leading up to the Harlem Riots in 1943.

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.

Double V
Double V The Civil Rights Struggle of the Tuskegee Airmen By Scott, Lawrence P. (Book - 1994 ) In-library use only in some locations

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.

Taps for A Jim Crow Army
Taps for A Jim Crow Army Letters From Black Soldiers in World War II By McGuire, Phillip, 1944- (Book - 1983 ) In-library use only in some locations

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.

Annotation:Gilder Lehrman resource re: African American participation in WWII. Accessible with a free account and password.

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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.


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