The construction of the Alaska Highway in 1942 was done in two parts because the military was still segregated. Whites working from one end, African-Americans from the other end. The work done by African-American engineers from the United States Army played a major role in integration the US Military.

On September 25, the African-American Army Engineers of the 93rd, 95th and 97th who constructed the Alaska Highway were honored with a park bench dedication at Cuddy Family Park in Anchorage, Alaska.

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