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American shipyard in Bassens, France.

1914/1918

National World War I Museum and Memorial

National World War I Museum and Memorial

Black and white photograph of an American shipyard in Bassens, France. Group of African American stevedores on right.

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 shipyard in Bassens, France.
  • Date Created: 1914/1918
  • Location: Bassens, France
  • Subject Keywords: World War I, African American
  • Type: Photograph

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