Minnesota's Greatest Generation

Building A Life

Returning veterans found themselves with opportunities for a future brighter than they could have imagined before the war.

Learn more about post-war lives

The G.I. Bill

The Servicemen's Readjustment Act, or "G.I. Bill of Rights," which provided financial assistance education, purchasing a home or farm, or starting up a new business.


Business Is Booming!

The post-war boom was a time of great prosperity for many Minnesota-based businesses.


Back To The Kitchen?

World War II had encouraged women to consider broader horizons. After the war, some women returned to traditional jobs while others began the upward climb into previously male-dominated fields.


"What About Us?" - The Fight For Civil Rights

Racial discrimination was a deeply rooted problem by the time Americans turned their attention to World War II.