Homeless travellers fill a dilapidated Berlin railway station platform, shortly after Germany's defeat in World War II. They are poorly dressed and many carry small bundles of belongings, amongst them are soldiers who have made their own way from Germany's Russian Front.
Social Effect- Black Engineer Corps, WWII-Over a million black soldiers had served in uniform. The share of defense jobs held by blacks had increased from 3 to 8 percent. Nearly half a million people belonged to the NAACP. In 1944, NAACP lawyer Thurgood Marshall argued before the Supreme Court that all-white primaries in the South violated his black client’s 14th Amendment right to equal protection. The case, known as Smith v. Allwright, was an 8-1 victory
Memorial stones located in Arlington National Cemetery for all 5 of the Sullivan Brothers, who were all lost on 13 November 1942 when the ship they were *all* serving on, USS Juneau, was hit off the Solomon Islands in the Pacific during WWII. Their bodies were never recovered. ** MADISON ABEL SULLIVAN - S2C - 8 November 1919 - 13 November 1942 - Purple Heart - Brothers in Arms **