The War at Home: Rare Portraits of Black Soldiers Training for WWII

Training at Fort Huachuca, Ariz., 1943.
Charles Steinheimer
'40s
Charles E. Steinheimer—TIme & Life Pictures/Getty Images

LIFE.com looks back at a pivotal moment in American history, when tens of thousands of black soldiers trained to fight a "war for freedom" while still treated as second-class citizens at home. Read More

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