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World War II: Home Front

World War II: Home Front

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World War II: Home Front People

Who Made It Happen

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945) was the 32nd President of the United States and the only chief executive to be elected to more than two terms in office. Roosevelt held the presidency from 1934-19...

Joe Louis

Joe Louis (1914-1981), an African-American boxer also known as "The Brown Bomber," defeated German boxer Max Schmeling in 1938, defending his world Heavyweight title and, for many black and white A...

Max Schmeling

Max Schmeling (1905-2005) was a German boxer who, in 1936, fought and defeated African-American boxer Joe Louis, an up-and-coming talent. He faced Louis a second time in 1938, this time fighting fo...

Norman Rockwell

Norman Rockwell (1894-1878) was an American artist, best known for his popular paintings of American life that appeared in the pages of the Saturday Evening Post.In May 1943, the cover of the Satur...

A. Philip Randolph

A. Philip Randolph (1889-1979) was the leader of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters union who, in 1941, proposed a March on Washington to protest racial discrimination in the expanding war ind...

Bayard Rustin

Bayard Rustin (1912-1987) was one of the founders of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, an early advisor to Martin Luther King, Jr., and one of the key organizers of the 1963 March on Wa...

John L. DeWitt

John L. DeWitt (1880-1962) was an American military commander who is commonly remembered for the role he played in the internment of some 110,000 Americans of Japanese descent during World War II.O...

Gunnar Myrdal

Gunnar Myrdal (1898-1987) was a Swedish social scientist, who in 1944 published An American Dilemma, a book encapsulating a five-year study sponsored by the Carnegie Corporation.Gunnar Myrdal's stu...

Harry S. Truman

Harry S. Truman (1884-1972) became the 33rd President of the United States upon the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt in April 1945. Truman, who had only a high-school education and had been vice pres...
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