More Double V Campaign scholarship has reached in web in the years since I posted my research.
Black History in Two Minutes
Brief and concise historical episodes of the African-American experience. Narrated by renowned historian, Henry Louis Gates Jr. and executive produced by Robert F. Smith. – Black History in Two Minutes (or so)
Dr. Gates also wrote about 2013 for The Root: What Was Black America’s Double War?
The Man Behind the Double V Campaign – Historynet
More information on the creator of the Double V Campaign.
THE DOUBLE V CAMPAIGN (1942-1945) – Blackpast
Why African-American Soldiers Saw World War II as a Two-Front Battle – Smithsonian Magazine
The Double V Victory – National WWII Museum
For younger students
Ray Elliot – 1939-1945: “Two Wars to Win” – University of Massachusetts
Oral history from a Cambridge native. Audio also available
Video: Dorie Miller
Dorie Miller, a hero of the USS West Virginia during Pearl Harbor, will be the namesake of a Navy aircraft carrier.
A Beacon for Change: The Pittsburgh Courier Story
Groundbreaking, influential, transformative. From its beginnings in 1907, the Pittsburgh Courier has been a leader among the nation’s African American newspapers – sparking historic change on issues ranging from education, housing and employment to discrimination in the military. With rare archival images and compelling interviews, this documentary explores the Courier’s impact on civil rights, social justice, culture and sports. The paper also provided historians with an invaluable chronicle of everyday life in the black community.
Pittsburgh public broadcaster WQED‘s history of The Courier
The New Courier
The Courier name lives on as a Pittsburgh community weekly and web site, newpittsburghcourier.com