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Women Work for Country

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ww iiWomen in STEM of WWII – The real “Rosie Riveters”

In most countries women were not permitted to fight on the front lines of the war. Instead, they supported the war effort by learning, training and taking up jobs usually held by men.

These women did a lot more than rivet, they designed, built and tested thousands of aircraft in factories across Canada and the US.  Prior to the war, women would have been mostly banned from taking up such jobs.

Sources: Library of Congress

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Three gallant freedom fighters join the ancestors

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I was still reeling from the news that one of Detroit’s most remarkable freedom fighters, General Gordon Baker Jr., had joined the ancestors when in rapid succession, like a machine gun of sorrow, word came that the author Sam Greenlee had expired and that the uncompromising voice of Vincent Harding was stilled. Then, as if there was no end to the sadness, the phone was alive with messages that the beloved Elombe Brath was no longer a breathing icon of commitment—and all of them departed as we celebrated the birthday of Malcolm X.

The day before, I had written the obituary of William Worthy, whose name I had not heard in years but whose radical journalism is forever remembered. I hope there’s space in these pages for readers to gather some notion of his courage and audacity in defiance of the restrictions imposed on his freedom of expression. Continue reading

A Few Black WOMEN Who Served During WWII tell their Stories.

Remember America’s sHeroes!

WACs on the job

For the first time during World War II, African-American women were allowed to enter the military. The first contingent trained in Fort Des Moines, Iowa. Librarian, historian, and bibliographer and Speaker’s Bureau Scholar Janet Sims-Wood discusses the courageous example set by the first African-American WAC unit in Europe. Janet Sims-Wood is former Assistant Chief Librarian in the Reference/Reader Services Department at the Moorland-Spingarn Research Center at Howard University. Watch a video of the African American Female 6888th WWII Postal Battalion Honored at the Whitehouse in 2009 on YouTube, posted by the Washington Post.

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To ALL our SHEROES & HEROES, we Honor You

Veterans Day 2012

Veterans Day is an official United States holiday honoring armed service veterans. It is a federal holiday that is observed on November 11th. It coincides with other holidays such as Armistice Day or Remembrance Day, which are celebrated in other parts of the world and also mark the anniversary of the signing of the Armistice that ended World War I. (Major hostilities of World War I were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 with the German signing of the Armistice.) Veterans Day is not to be confused with Memorial Day; Veterans Day celebrates the service of all U.S. military veterans, while Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving.  To the one’s that are still here and the one’ at Rest (R.I.P.) …We ALL Celebrate and Honor You Today for your Courage and Dedication to Protecting Us All…Much Blessings.

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