A model supporting The “Double V” Campaign during World War II. “Double V” stood for “Victory Abroad and Victory at Home.” The purpose of the campaign, which was started by The Pittsburgh Courier, an historic Black newspaper) was to call attention to continuous legal injustices that Blacks dealt with as American citizens on American soil and as soldiers abroad within the (segregated) armed forces. To support the campaign, Black women wore Double Vs on their dresses and wore a hairstyle called the “doubler” — two Vs in their hair.

A model supporting The “Double V” Campaign during World War II. “Double V” stood for “Victory Abroad and Victory at Home.” The purpose of the campaign, which was started by The Pittsburgh Courier, an historic Black newspaper) was to call attention to continuous legal injustices that Blacks dealt with as American citizens on American soil and as soldiers abroad within the (segregated) armed forces. To support the campaign, Black women wore Double Vs on their dresses and wore a hairstyle called the “doubler” — two Vs in their hair.

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