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"Alabama Troops Threaten War on Negro Soldiers."

This article describes conflict between Alabama soldiers of the 167th Rainbow Division, who were white, and African American soldiers of the 15th New York (later the 369th Infantry Regiment, famously nicknamed the "Harlem Hellfighters") while training at Camp Mills in Hempstead, New York. The incident exemplifies the rampant racism African American troops experienced in the military during World War I. The article also makes note of Alabamian James Reese Europe's famous band.

Creator: Washington Times
Date: October 17, 1917
Repository: Library of Congress
Format: Newspaper; clipping

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ALCOS Social Studies Content Standard:
Grade 4: Standard(s) 11
Grade 6: Standard(s) 3
Grade 9: Standard(s) 12
Grade 11: Standard(s) 4

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