Bitter Fruit: African American Women in World War II

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The editor wishes to thank the following groups and individuals for authorizing the use of works they have published.

The Crisis Publishing Co., Inc., the magazine of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

The National Urban League, publisher of Opportunity.

“Gay Chaps at the Bar, ” from Blacks, by Gwendolyn Brooks, © 1991. Published by Third World Press, Chicago, 1991. Reprinted by permission of Gwendolyn Brooks.

“In Darkness and Confusion, ” from Miss Muriel and Other Stories, by Ann Petry, reprinted by the permission of Russell & Volkening as agents for the author. Copyright © 1947 by Ann Petry, renewed 1975 by Ann Petry. Story originally appeared in the anthology Cross Section, 1947.

“Harlem Night” (“Troubled Night”), and “Note on Commercial Theatre” (“Note on Commercial Art”), from Collected Poems, by Langston Hughes, copyright © 1994 by the Estate of Langston Hughes, reprinted by permission of Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Bitter Fruit *
  • Bitter Fruit - African American Women in World War II *
  • Contents *
  • Illustrations xi
  • Acknowledgments xiii
  • A Note on the Text xvii
  • Introduction 1
  • Section I - Woman Welder, the Crisis, April 1942 *
  • War Work 35
  • Section 2 - A Wac, the Crisis, September 1942 *
  • Racism on the Home Front 127
  • Section 3 - Riveters, Opportunity, Spring 1945 *
  • The Double Victory Campaign 257
  • Section 4 - Singer Lena Horne, the Crisis, January 1943 *
  • Popular Culture and the Arts 317
  • Appendix 381
  • Bibliography 383
  • Index to Authors 391
  • Index to Titles 395
  • Credits 399
  • About the Editor 401
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