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Blacks in World War I

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  • Andrew Albert Hamilton (1894 - 1960)
    Pvt. 5 Company 164 Depot Brigade World War I.
  • Charles Spurgeon Johnson (1893 - 1956)
    Wikipedia Charles Spurgeon Johnson (July 24, 1893 – October 27, 1956) was an American sociologist and college administrator, the first black president of historically black Fisk University, and a lif...
  • Andrew Wilson (1895 - 1985)
    PVT US ARMY WORLD WAR I
  • William Howell, Jr. (1725 - 1779)
    A Patriot of the American Revolution for VIRGINIA with the rank of PRIVATE. DAR Ancestor # A058679 ◦Military: DATE: 4 OCT 1776 PLACE: 11th VA Reg't, commanded by Col. Daniel Morgan EVENT: Administrat...
  • Thomas Davie (1895 - 1973)
    Find a Grave

Black soldiers served in the First World War, just as they served in the Civil War (on both sides), and the Spanish American War.

The war started in 1914 and ended in 1918, mostly in Europe, but also spread to the Far East and Africa. The United States did not get involved until 1917, when president Woodrow Wilson declared war on Germany.

  • My wife's great uncle, Willie B. Daniel, served in this war.
  • Thomas Pridgett - singer "Ma" Rainey's brother

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