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By Lawrence P. Scott,William M. Womack

On April 12, 1945, the U.S. military Air strength arrested a hundred and one of its African American officials. They have been charged with disobeying an instantaneous order from a fantastic officer—a cost that may hold the dying penalty upon conviction. They have been accused of refusing to signal an order that might have put them in segregated housing and leisure amenities. Their plight used to be nearly missed through the clicking on the time, and books written concerning the topic didn't aspect the fight those aviators underwent to win attractiveness in their civil rights. 

     The valuable subject matter of Double V is the promise held out to African American army team of workers that carrier in global warfare II may convey to them a double victory—a "double V"—over tyranny in a foreign country and racial prejudice at domestic. The book's authors, Lawrence P. Scott and William M. Womack Sr., chronicle for the 1st time, intimately, one in every of America's such a lot dramatic disasters to carry on that promise. during their narrative, the authors display how the Tuskegee airmen suffered as second-class electorate whereas risking their lives to serve their state. one of the contributions made through this paintings is a close exam of the way one zero one Tuskegee airmen, through refusing to reside in segregated quarters, caused the most major judicial complaints in U.S. army background. Double V makes use of oral money owed and heretofore unused govt records to painting this little-known fight by way of one in all America's so much celebrated flying units. 

     as well as delivering history fabric approximately African American aviators sooner than international struggle II. the authors additionally reveal how the Tuskegee airmen's fight foretold dilemmas confronted by way of the civil rights flow within the moment half the twentieth century. Double V is destined to turn into an incredible contribution within the quickly growing to be physique of civil rights literature.

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