Urbanization and African American Veterans Road to Equality: Past, Present and Future

10 Pages Posted: 17 Oct 2013

See all articles by MiEsha Strickland, MAHLP, MPA (DHA)

MiEsha Strickland, MAHLP, MPA (DHA)

Franklin University; Hofstra University - Maurice A. Deane School of Law, Students ; Cleveland State University - Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs

Date Written: October 10, 2013

Abstract

The United States history of African American people reveals a struggle for fair citizenship and equality. The Library of Congress has hundreds of articles related to the topic of racial inequality of the Black soldiers. The articles concludes that, the struggle was no different for African American's who served abroad in the military during World War 1 than those living in urban cities. The soldiers of color during this time fought for their country while they remained segregated and endured discriminative practices. The segregation in the urban cities were because of the "Jim Crow" rules. Therefore, the soldiers returned home to racial problems.

Keywords: African American Veteran Complaints, Veteran Affairs, Urban Veterans, History of Veteran Affairs

JEL Classification: R00

Suggested Citation

Strickland, MiEsha and Strickland, MiEsha, Urbanization and African American Veterans Road to Equality: Past, Present and Future (October 10, 2013). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2341055 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2341055

MiEsha Strickland (Contact Author)

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Cleveland State University - Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs ( email )

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