The Greatest Generation - Shame, pgs. 183-214 Summary & Analysis

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Shame, pgs. 183-214 Summary and Analysis

Martha Settle Putney is one of eight children born in Norristown, Pennsylvania. The young black woman offers to help a Republican candidate. When he wins the election, he helps arranges a scholarship for her at Howard University where she earns a master's degree in history. She then works for the War Manpower Commission and then volunteers for the WACs. She becomes a lieutenant and is sent to Des Moines. As a black woman, she faces racial discrimination wherever she goes. She helps fight the color barrier and as a result, the black band is allowed on base and blacks can use the base swimming pool. She receives training as an executive officer or administrative commander and is assigned to the Woman's Army Corps Hospital in Chicago and has to deal with incidents of discrimination on route and...

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