Today in World War II History

70 Years Ago—Apr. 7, 1942: US Navy announces blacks can enlist for general service (Seabees, shore duty, stevedores), not just in mess as of 6/1/42, allowing time to build segregated facilities. Representatives from 11 western states meet with War Relocation Authority to protest Japanese-Americans evacuating to their states; Colorado alone agrees to accept voluntary relocation of enemy aliens.