November 1943-June 1944. Despite American victories in the Solomons and New Guinea, the Japanese empire still stretches 4,000 miles. Back home, the public is devastated by color newsreel footage of the furious battle. Mobile, Sacramento and Waterbury transform into booming, overcrowded "war towns," and in Mobile, the transformation leads to confrontation and ugly racial violence. African Americans, serving in the strictly segregated armed forces, demand equal rights, and the military reluctantly agrees to some changes. (3 of 7).
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