By Lawrence P. Scott
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 immediate order from a solid officer—a cost that can hold the dying penalty upon conviction. They have been accused of refusing to signal an order that might have positioned them in segregated housing and leisure amenities. Their plight was once almost overlooked by way of the clicking on the time, and books written concerning the topic didn't element the fight those aviators underwent to win acceptance in their civil rights.
The valuable topic of Double V is the promise held out to African American army group of workers that provider in global conflict II may carry to them a double victory—a "double V"—over tyranny in another 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 among America's so much dramatic disasters to convey on that promise. during their narrative, the authors exhibit how the Tuskegee airmen suffered as second-class voters whereas risking their lives to serve their state. one of the contributions made by means of this paintings is a close exam of the way one zero one Tuskegee airmen, by way of refusing to reside in segregated quarters, brought on 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 certainly one of America's such a lot celebrated flying units.
as well as delivering heritage fabric approximately African American aviators ahead of global warfare II. the authors additionally exhibit how the Tuskegee airmen's fight foretold dilemmas confronted by way of the civil rights move within the moment 1/2 the 20 th century. Double V is destined to turn into a huge contribution within the quickly becoming physique of civil rights literature.