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Veterans Day is a day honoring all servicemen and women who have served or are serving in the Military, Air Force or Marines to defend and protect our country.

Although many war heroes get honored on this day, not many know of the African-American heroes that fought in combat during World War I.

Fighting On Both Fronts: The Story Of The 370th is a documentary exposing and honoring the lives of the African-American regiments that fought to protect this country in World War I.

From Illinois, specifically Chicago’s Bronzeville neighborhood, these men fought two wars. The war against Germany and the war against racism and inequality.

Catch this amazing documentary on PBS and learn about these courageous heroes.

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(Source: PBS)

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2 thoughts on “Honoring The Unsung African American Heroes Of WWI

  1. I remember conversations with two World War I veterans who were friends of mine. Mr. Sam Hinton, born and raised in segregated Mississippi in the 1890s, and Mr. Stanley Pike of Maine. Mr. Hinton said Black soldiers were forced to sit at the back of the train on their way to Army bases. They could not get off the train in uniform in many Southern towns for fear of being attacked by local Whites. The platoons, batallions, and regiments were segregated, even in the war zone. He said that he were treated well by the French citizens he encountered. When he got back to the United States, he had to sit at the back of the train again on the long ride from New York to Mississippi. Mr. Pike was Caucasian born and raised in Maine. He use to ask me, why do they treated Blacks so bad in the South? He did not agree with it, but said there was not much he could do about it at the time. Mr. Pike died in the early 1980s. Mr. Hinton died in 1990s.

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