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African American Soldiers in World War I

Poster of the 369th Regiment

Poster of the 369th Regiment

New York City
Sunday, March 2, 2014

Author & history professor Jeffrey Sammons discusses a World War One African American combat unit that emerged from the New York State National Guard. The regiment was initially relegated to non-combat duties, but eventually fought with distinction and became known as the “Harlem Rattlers.” In this talk, Mr. Sammons introduces members of the 369th regiment and their fight for equality and recognition, which culminated in a large parade in New York City in 1919. Jeffrey Sammons is the co-author of the book “Harlem Rattlers and the Great War” which will be published in March of 2014.

Updated: Monday, March 3, 2014 at 10:28am (ET)

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