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In 1943, six African American members of the Women's Army Corps (WACs) resigned from the Army after their unit at Camp Breckinridge, KY, staged a protest over their job assignments. The women were among the first African American women enlistees stationed in Kentucky. They were a division of the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAACs) that had been established at Fort Des Moines, Iowa in 1942. In 1943, the WAACs were being transitioned over to the WACs.

Notable Kentucky African Americans Database entries on the subject of "Women's Army Corps (WACs)."

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