Wednesday, April 30, 5:30 pm
NYU Jurow Lecture Hall, Silver Center
100 Washington Square East
While President Woodrow Wilson urged the United States to enter the Great War in order to make the world “safe for democracy,” these democratic ideals were not evident in American society at large or the American military, which would remain segregated until the Korean War.
But this did not stop “the Harlem Rattlers,” the African-American combat unit that grew out of the 15th New York National Guard, from shipping off to Europe, where they eventually fought with the French army in WWI.
This lecture is free and open to the public.
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