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African Americans in World War I


Video Discussion Questions

  • What was it like to be African American at the time of the start of WWI?
  • By then end of 1919, what was the reason for a migration of African Americans and how many left the South for the North?
  • What role do African American women play during World War I on the homefront?
  • In a war fought for democracy, and according to the video, why did some African American men choose to fight? 
  • What roles did African American men play during World War I on the battlefront?
  • How many men served with France and explain who is Henry Johnson and why was he a household name in WWI? When was he awarded a Medal of Honor?
  • What were the racial riots of 1919 known as in the United States?