African Americans in WWI

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African Americans in WWI

369th Infantry Regiment-The first African American/Puerto Rican regiment serve with the American Expiditionary Force during WWI.-A.K.A. Harlem HellFighters/Blcak Rattlers

-African Americans were drafted but not for combat. They were given jobs that involved dirty work such as digging latrines.

-African Americans during WWI never fought in combat until the army was desperate for men, and could not turn down any men volunteering to fight.

Roles of African Americans in WWI.


Harlem HellFighters

-The African American soldiers were segregated from the white soldiers, and were not given the same rights.-They wanted to fight for their country which stands for freedom, rather than the racism in it.

Black Rattlers Emblem

-WWI started on July 28th, 1914-US Allies: UK, France, Russia (Triple Entente)-Central Powers: Germany, Austria/Hungary-The war ended on November 11th, 1918