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African American soldiers in U.S. training camp mess hall, WWI

1917/1918

National WWI Museum and Memorial

National WWI Museum and Memorial
Kansas City, United States

Black and white photograph of African American soldiers in U.S. training camp mess hall.

During World War I, thousands of African American men answered their country's call and joined the armed services. Though segregation policies at the time followed them into the military, the service of African Americans during the war broke barriers and challenged the heart of racist policies in the military and beyond.

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  • Title: African American soldiers in U.S. training camp mess hall, WWI
  • Date Created: 1917/1918
  • Location: United States
  • Subject Keywords: World War I, African American, Army, United States

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