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February 7, 1942

Emblem of the Double V Campaign

Emblem of the Double V Campaign

80 Years Ago—Feb. 7, 1942: “Double V” campaign is proposed by the Pittsburgh Courier, the leading Black newspaper, to fight for victory against fascism abroad and against racism & segregation at home.

US Navy Atlantic Fleet Anti-Submarine Warfare Unit is established at Boston, MA, under Capt. Wilder Baker.

US officially orders all automakers to stop making passenger cars and start manufacturing military hardware (Read more: Metal Shortages in World War II).

New songs in Top Ten: “A String of Pearls” and “Deep in the Heart of Texas.”

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