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US poster promoting victory over racism at home and fascism abroad

Object | Accession Number: 2015.525.1

US poster promoting the need for an integrated workforce to support the war effort. It depicts a black American and a white male working together to rivet an airplane. Roosevelt's June 1941 executive order prohibited discrimination in defense work. After the US declared war in December 1941, there was a labor shortage as war production increased and working men enlisted in the military. The War Manpower Commission, formed in 1942 to mobilize the work force, spotlighted the need to overcome prejudice and hire workers from all segments of the population. Black Americans also faced discrimination in the military and many saw the war as a Double-V victory in a fight against fascism and racism, at home and abroad.

Artwork Title
United We Win
Date
1943  (publication/distribution)
Geography
publication : Washington (D.C.)
Language
English
Classification
Posters
Category
War propaganda
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
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Record last modified: 2018-09-27 15:52:24
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