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Lieutant Benedict Mosely wearing the French Croix de Guerre Medal for the Battle of Argonne

Unknown1918

The Kinsey African American Art & History Collection

The Kinsey African American Art & History Collection

Members of the 369th Infantry Regiment--the Harlem Hellfighters--earned France’s Croix de Guerre for acts of bravery during World War I. Yet these decorated soldiers faced increasing racial hostilities and blatant acts of discrimination when they returned to the U.S. Nonetheless, the war and the cultural knowledge they gained helped create opportunities for a new generation of black American artists and scholars in Europe.

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  • Title: Lieutant Benedict Mosely wearing the French Croix de Guerre Medal for the Battle of Argonne
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 1918
  • Physical Dimensions: h 3.5, w 5.5in
  • Type: Photograph
  • Medium: Photograph

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