Videos for the Classroom: African American Training During WWII

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Recently, the good folks at the Social Studies and History Teachers blog presented a great video from the Office of War Information about the war effort in black colleges during World War II.  I posted the video, along with a video of a Bugs Bunny cartoon advertising war bonds.  The juxtaposition between an “official” view of blacks in the war effort and the blatent racist stereotypes in the cartoon is too juicy to resist–especially for students.

Let me know how they work in your classroom.

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