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Author Binns, Barbara, author.
Title Unlawful orders : a portrait of Dr. James B. Williams, Tuskeegee airman, surgeon, and activist / Barbara Binns.
Pub Info New York City : Scholastic Focus, 2022.
©2022
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Edition First edition.
Descript xii, 305 pages ; illustrations ; 22 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series True stories in focus
True stories in focus.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Meet JB Williams -- World War I -- The Red Summer of 1919 -- Starting a new life -- Separate but equal : Plessy v. Ferguson -- Growing up JB -- Double V for victory -- Eleanor Roosevelt -- Lieutenant Davis -- Bombardiers -- Freeman Field -- Mutiny -- The 101 Club -- War's end -- The war for health care -- The National Medical Association -- Medical practice -- Mutiny's final acts -- Legacy -- Afterword : a history of black medicine.
Summary "The Tuskegee Airmen heroically fought for the right to be officers of the US military so that they might participate in World War II by flying overseas to help defeat fascism. However, after winning that battle, they faced their next great challenge at Freeman Field, Iowa, where racist white officers barred them from entering the prestigious Officers' Club that their rank promised them. The Freeman Field Mutiny, as it became known, would eventually lead to the desegregation of the US armed forces, forever changing the course of American history and race relations. One Black officer who refused to give in to the bigotry at Freeman Field was James Buchanan "JB" Williams. JB grew up the son of sharecroppers, but his loving family and insuppressible intellect drove him to push boundaries placed on Black Americans in the early twentieth century. JB's devotion to the betterment of others took him from the classroom where he learned to be a doctor, to serving as a medic in the US military and eventually joining the elite Tuskegee Airmen, where he fought to change the minds of all who believed Black men couldn't make good soldiers. But JB's greatest contribution came in his role as doctor and Civil Rights activist after the war, where he continued to push past injustices placed on Black Americans. Critically acclaimed author Barbara Binns tells the story of one man's remarkable life, and in doing so, explores the trials of the brave Black freedom fighters who defended the world against racism and bigotry, both on the front lines and at home"-- Provided by publisher.
Audience 008-012 Scholastic Focus.
Grades 4-6 Scholastic Focus.
Subject Williams, James, 1919-2016 -- Juvenile literature.
United States. Army Air Forces. Bombardment Group, 477th -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Williams, James, 1919-2016.
United States. Army Air Forces. Bombardment Group, 477th -- Biography.
African American physicians -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Surgeons -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Flight crews -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Participation, African American -- Juvenile literature.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, American -- Juvenile literature.
African Americans -- Social conditions -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature.
African American physicians -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Biography.
Surgeons -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Biography.
Flight crews -- United States -- Biography.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Participation, African American.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, American.
African Americans -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
South Side (Chicago, Ill.) -- Biography.
South Side (Chicago, Ill.) -- Biography.
Genre Biographies.
Alt Title Portrait of Dr. James B. Williams, Tuskeegee airman, surgeon, and activist
ISBN 9781338754261 (hardcover)
1338754262 (hardcover)
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