Item #18214 Pamphlet on African American Stake in World War II, 1940. World War II African American.
Pamphlet on African American Stake in World War II, 1940
Pamphlet on African American Stake in World War II, 1940

Pamphlet on African American Stake in World War II, 1940

Pamphlet

"Colored People Have a Stake in the War." Committee to Defend America by Aiding the Allies: New York, 1940. Pamphlet on the African American interest and involvement in World War II. 4 panels measuring 8.5 x 3.75 inches. Printed on yellow paper with dark blue ink. Reads in part, "All Negroes are interested in genuine democracy. For it is in the name of democracy that we protest against hte denial of the right of colored citizens to vote in the south. Victory for Hitler and Mussolini will mean the complete destruction of hte right of free speech, free press and free assemblage, and the righ tto vote in elections held after free discussion, as far as their powers will reach." The text goes on to describe Hitler's dehumanizing beliefs about African Americans. More than 2.5 million African Americans registered for the draft during World War II with African American women also volunteering in large numbers. While fighting for civil rights at home, they fought for democracy abroad. Slight toning to bumped top edge. In very good condition.

Item #18214

Price: $485.00