African Americans and World War I

Online Exhibition (Archived in 2020)
African Americans and World War I
New York Public Library, Dr. Chad Williams

Dr. Chad Williams of Brandeis University describes the African American experience during World War I in this essay, which is part of New York Public Library's Africana Age Exhibition. From those in the American Expeditionary Forces to those who labored for the war effort at home, the contribution by the African American community to the war effort was immense, both abroad and on the home front.