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Cartoons by Oliver Harrington

The paradox of young black men fighting against European racism and racism abroad while experiencing discrimination at home was a frequent theme of African-American commentary at that time, February 28, 1942, The People’s Voice (Oliver Harrington Papers, Berlin).

 

 

“WAR AIMS. Freedom not only for the people of ravished Europe but also for the millions of oppressed colored people of Africa – Signed by the negro youth who shall soon die on foreign battlefields,” November 14, 1942, The People’s Voice (Oliver Harrington Papers, Berlin).