Black Wives, White Maids: Social Implications of Black Military Wives in US-Occupied Germany

When African American military wives moved to US-occupied West Germany following World War II, many of them could afford to hire German maids and nurses. Given the racial status quo in the United States at that time, this opportunity presented a radical deviation from both American race relations and German fascist ideology. Learn more about the social implications of Black military wives abroad in my article published at The Civil Rights Struggle, African-American GIs, and Germany.