Civil rights leader who founded the Congress of Racial Equality
GI Bill of Rights
Also known as Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944 gave money to veternas to study in colleges, universities, gave medical treatment, loans to buy a house or farm or start a new business
332 Fighter Group famous for shooting down over 200 enemy planes. African American pilots who trained at the Tuskegee flying school.
Congress of Racial Equality
Organization founded by pacifists in 1942 to promote racial equality through peaceful means
Zoot Suit Riot
a street fight / conflict between U.S. Navy sailors and Mexican Mexican Americans.
An Asian American unit comprised of mostly Japanese-Americans
A Japanese American worker in California was arrested for refusing to report to a relocation center, and he appealed, saying his civil rights had been violated.The resulting 1944 Supreme Court case ruled that the relocation policy was not based on race.
Japanese American Citizens League
founded in 1929 to protect Japanese Americans' civil rights, worked for decades to receive government compensation for property lost by Japanese Americans interned in camps during World War II.