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July 1942: United We Stand
American Ideals
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United We Stand?
Some Americans questioned if the slogan United We Stand legitimately represented the nation. The internment of Japanese Americans, race riots, segregation, and restricted facilities challenged the assumption of unity.

The National Urban League, an organization promoting economic development for black Americans, was not a member of the National Publishers Association, but its magazine Opportunity did feature a flag cover. James L. Allen photographed the color guard of the U.S. Army’s 372d Infantry for the July 1942 issue.

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Opportunity: Journal of Negro Life
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Opportunity, July 1942
Courtesy of Library of Congress, Manuscript Division, National Urban League Records, I, 13, Box 25


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