On April 25, 2014, I visited to The State Historical Society of Missouri for this research paper, and I find the the Negro Soldier piece of art interesting because I did not know that African Americans were involving in the World War II. At first, I thought the art by Thomas Hart Benton was just for some political Propaganda because of the racism stuff that was still going on in 1920's. But as I research about it, I discover that there were dicent number of African American who were active during the World War II. During the the terrible war against Japan in 1915's, America need soldiers than ever to win the toughest war. They sometimes even force people to the war because America knew Japan won't be any easy country to fight plus Japan had one of the most powerful Navy in the world.
In the most case, the U.S. government were inviting voluntry people to join the army to defense their country. Thousands of African Americans voluntary decide to join because World War II was the the worst war in the history and people killed more than any other war. But since there was not equal rights, the blacks did not get chance to serve as white soldiers did. Most of the black soldiers we regulated to work on cooks or cargo handlers as they did in World War I. The white soldiers were the people who worked in offices and were known. That's why the white soldiers were famouse even though the African American soldiers played the same role as white soldiers.