While by no means exhaustive, the three essays in this section focus on the experience of minorities during World War II, both on the homefront and overseas. The first essay is a general overview of life on the homefront for women, African Americans, and Japanese Americans. The second essay, by Dr. David Silbey focuses on the Japanese American troops of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team. Dr. Silbey presents testimony from the men of the 442nd that gives readers insight into their conflicting emotions over fighting for a country that was simultaneously imprisoning their loved ones. Validation was given to their struggle after the war when President Harry Truman said to the men of the 442nd: "You fought not only the enemy, but you fought prejudice–and you have won." In the final essay, Dr. Marian Desrosiers details the opportunities given to women who served in the military during World War II, particularly in the Women's Auxiliary Army Corps. These women, and others like them at that time, were given the chance to succeed in positions that had previously been closed to them. Many took the skills they learned in the military and applied them to civilian positions after the war. These three essays give but a glimpse into the experiences of minorities during World War II.