Home » The Air Force Integrates 1945-1964 by Alan L. Gropman
The Air Force Integrates 1945-1964 Alan L. Gropman

The Air Force Integrates 1945-1964

Alan L. Gropman

Published
ISBN : 9780898757521
Paperback
404 pages
Enter the sum

 About the Book 

Documenting the racial integration of the Air Force from the end of World War II to the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Alan L. Gropman contends that the service desegregated itself not for moral or political reasons but to improve militaryMoreDocumenting the racial integration of the Air Force from the end of World War II to the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Alan L. Gropman contends that the service desegregated itself not for moral or political reasons but to improve military effectiveness. He draws on a range of unpublished records to show that, while proceeding smoothly, Air Force integration initially did little to ensure fair promotion practices or to protect African Americans from off-post discrimination, especially in housing, entertainment, and education. First published in 1977, the book now includes a new preface charting the policy changes that have dramatically increased the numbers of black officers and senior supervisors in the Air Force during the past two decades.