African Americans In World War I

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African Americans in World War I

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African Americans in World War I


The First World War 1914-1918 - the war between the two coalitions, Powers: the Central Powers ( Germany, Deutschland), Federal Republic of Germany (Deutschland, Bundesrepublik Deutschland) a state in Central Europe. Washed by the Baltic and the North Sea. borders with Poland, Denmark, Belgium, Netherlands, along with other countires of Europe. This war effected all black people whether from south or north; male or female; soldier or civilian. With the war racial and civil violence, migration, riots and political protests made those days one of the most remarkable ones in the history of African Americans. After the war started in Europe, other countries like Germany, France, Great Britain and Russia soon got involved. At that time, there was no reason for the US to involve in the war. Black people took the side of France for being famous to advocate the idea of equality among all humans. The impact of the war along with the Great Migration effected the live of African Americans in a drastic way and changed them for all the time to come. During the First World War, the followers of the black cause lobbied to President Woodrow Wilson to be lifted so that other unit's distinct black plus four regiments mentioned above. Most 380,000 African Americans in uniform were however far from the war zone in France. Once again, they served as logistics and support units in the Navy, especially in the engine room or as stewards in the dining rooms. It should nevertheless be noted that black soldiers participated in combat. These are those who were part of the 93rd Infantry Division who fought in the French sector of the Western Front and who distinguished himself on the battlefield. The regiments of the division were under the French command and fought with equipment supplied by France.


The Great Migration

Approximately 500,000 African Americans from South America migrated to North America between 1914 and 1920. These migrated black people mainly settled in Detroit, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, New York and Chicago. This huge migration completely changed the political landscape of America. There were several reasons for this migration including large scale infestation of cotton crops in the South. While most of the black farmers were facing problems because of infestation, the local governments and law making agencies started to become an economic obstacle and started political ...
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