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Young African American women employed by the Douglas Aircraft Company in Long Beach, California, Two of thousands of African Americans who moved to California and through the West Coast during World War II to find work in arms and munitions plants.

This is maybe one of the most powerful pictures I have ever seen. The numbers on the arms are from prisoners of Nazi concentration camps. The numbers replaced their names while at the camps and they were tattooed on so that they could be easily tracked by the Germans. This is why we study history. So this never happens again.

Nazi concentration camp identification tattoo - holocaust survivors flexing their arms & showing off the tattoos 'we shall never forget'!

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A Normandy Beach landing photo they don't show in textbooks - Brave women of the Red Cross arriving in 1944 to help the injured troops, WWII.

black soldier stationed in france during world war II.

black soldiers stationed in france during world war II. inscription reads "to nelson, always my ace, lucky".pent this before but this soldier reminds me of Ludacris :)

A German World War II prisoner, released by the Soviet Union, is reunited with his daughter. The child had not seen her father since she was one year old.

A German World War II prisoner, released by the Soviet Union, is reunited with his daughter. The child had not seen her father since she was one year old. Photo by Helmuth Pirath, 1956 World Press Photo of the Year

Shorpy Historical Photo Archive: "Tuskegee Airmen" 332nd Fighter Group airmen at a briefing in Ramitelli, Italy. Foreground: Emile G. Clifton of San Francisco and Richard S. "Rip" Harder of Brooklyn. (Colorized Photo). March 1945.

Shorpy Historical Photo Archive: "Tuskegee Airmen" Fighter Group airmen at a briefing in Ramitelli, Italy. March Foreground: Emile G. Clifton of San Francisco and Richard S. "Rip" Harder of Brooklyn.

Black Friday: This was the first time that Suffragette protests were met with violent physical abuse, however it was generally supported by the British population, who at the time were relatively opposed to women's franchise. Two women died as a result of police violence, and around two hundred women were arrested. 1910

Susan B Anthony pummeled and arrested for attempting to vote in She was fined 100 dollars for registering to vote. CORRECTION: Ada Wright, a British suffragette who was beaten by police on “Black Friday” in NOT Susan B.

Geraldine Hoff Doyle, was a 17 years (in 1942) while she was working at the American Broach & Machine Co. when a photographer snapped a pic of her on the job. That image used by J. Howard Miller for the “We Can Do It!” poster, released during World War II.

People- Geraldine Hoff Doyle, was 17 years (in while she was working at the American Broach & Machine Co. when a photographer snapped a pic of her on the job. That image used by J. Howard Miller for the “We Can Do It!” poster, released during World War.

Jesse Owens salutes during the presentation of his gold medal for the long jump, after defeating Germany's Lutz Long during the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin.

Jesse Owens Wins Gold In Nazi Germany The 1936 Berlin Olympic Games were marked by Hitler's desire to showcase Aryan supremacy and American Jesse Owens' refusal to play along. Owens won four gold medals at the games including the long jump.

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