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No Man’s Land: East Texas African Americans in World War I

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This online multimedia project documents the the thousands of black Texan men who served as commissioned and non-commissioned officers, infantrymen, cavalrymen, military policemen, mechanics, doctors, dentists, veterinary assistants, lumbermen, chauffeurs, laborers and stevedores, and in a variety of other roles. It also seeks to tell the stories of African Americans on the home front: tales of patriotism, anti-war dissent, intimidation and violence, and perserverance. Additionally, they draw attention to the legacies of the war borne by descendants and East Texas communities, primarily through oral histories from descendants and other community stakeholders.

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