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Youth Education and
Community Outreach

This section hopes to inspire children, parents and teachers alike. What better way to learn about our history and the people that are important to us?

African-Americans in History
Suggested Grade Level: 8th Grade
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From the Doris Miller Activity Guide
(Courtesy of Austin Children's Museum)

Discussion: African-Americans in History
In December of 1941, Doris Miller fought in an unexpected battle at Pearl Harbor. And in May of 1942 he was recognized for his bravery and courage. There have been many African Americans in our past histories that have acted in great courage and bravery. Can you name some? How do their courageous acts and circumstances differ from Doris Miller? How are they the same? What kind of impact do you think Doris Miller had for African Americans in the military? Taking what you know of African American's in our past history, what kind of impact do you think Doris Miller had for African Americans in the United States in the 1940's? What is the impact today?

Discuss this topic with your friends at school. You may also write a paper and submit it to DorisMiller.com. If we like your words, we will publish your work here!

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