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American sailor on deck

1917/1919

National World War I Museum and Memorial

National World War I Museum and Memorial

Unidentified sailor on deck of a ship, captioned "Speedy and his golden smile."

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: American sailor on deck
  • Date Created: 1917/1919
  • Subject Keywords: World War I

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