A Few Black WOMEN Who Served During WWII tell their Stories.

Remember America’s sHeroes!

WACs on the job

For the first time during World War II, African-American women were allowed to enter the military. The first contingent trained in Fort Des Moines, Iowa. Librarian, historian, and bibliographer and Speaker’s Bureau Scholar Janet Sims-Wood discusses the courageous example set by the first African-American WAC unit in Europe. Janet Sims-Wood is former Assistant Chief Librarian in the Reference/Reader Services Department at the Moorland-Spingarn Research Center at Howard University. Watch a video of the African American Female 6888th WWII Postal Battalion Honored at the Whitehouse in 2009 on YouTube, posted by the Washington Post.

They served in many areas during the WORLD WAR TWO and became outstanding citizens of the United States.  They live quietly in your neighborhoods.  They are probably your mothers, grandmothers, great grand mothers or even great great grand mothers.  Do you know who they are.  Well it time that you find out.  It time that your children know, your neighbors know, your church members know that they have SHEROES in their families and communities.   We should be honoring these ladies who served in  our United States Armed Forces to allow us to live under the  freedoms that we have today. If you look at any of the old war movies, you barely see a female Soldier and never see a Black Female Soldier.  If so they were probably our wonderful nurses.  But our Sister Soldiers served in all areas. Following are some women who have had a chance to tell their stories:

ESSIE DELL WOODS, WWII VETERAN, MEMBER OF THE WOMENS ARMY AUXILARY CORP (WAAC) AND WOMENS ARMY CORP (WAC) 

READ AN INTERVIEWED OF MRS WOODS BY THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS VETERANS HISTORY PROJECT  (HERSTORY)

DOROTHY C. CANN, WWII VETERAN, MEMBER OF THE WOMENS ARMY AUXILARY CORP (WAAC) AND WOMENS ARMY CORP (WAC) Service    US ARMY :Unit  – 6888th Central Postal Directory – England & France :: Read –HERSTORY

GLADYS SCHUSTER CARTER,

WWII VETERAN, MEMBER OF THE WOMENS ARMY AUXILARY CORP (WAAC) AND THE WOMENS ARMY CORP (WAC)Unit – 6888th Central Postal Directory – England & France :: Read Herstory 

DORIS RICHARDSON, WWII VETERAN, MEMBER OF THE WOMENS ARMY AUXILARY CORP (WAAC) AND THE WOMENS ARMY CORP (WAC).

Service US Army  1943-1945

CPT VERA HARRISON HASKIN, WWII VETERAN, MEMBER OF THE WOMENS ARMY AUXILARY CORP (WAAC) AND THE WOMENS ARMY CORP (WAC).

Service US Army  1942-1945 Unit 6888th Central Postal Director – England & France :: Read  Herstory

©ourtesy of Army History NABMW & wypr.org

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