American Trailblazers Who Fought Persecution at Home and Abroad
WHEN: Wednesday, July 1, 9:30 a.m. ET
As news of the rising Nazi threat reached Americans in the 1930s, the United States was struggling with racism, antisemitism, and anti-immigrant biases. In response, some religious leaders, members of the Black press, and other bold Americans gathered momentum to condemn Nazi persecution in Europe and racial discrimination in the United States.
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Photo: United States poster promoting the need for a desegregated workforce to support the war effort, 1943. Gift of the Crown family