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The Harlem Hellfighters were the first African American regiment to serve with the American Expeditionary Force in World War I. Their accomplishments and heroism stood in stark contrast to the racism and discrimination they faced on the home front.

The Harlem Hellfighters were the first African American regiment to serve with the American Expeditionary Force in World War I. Their accomplishments and heroism stood in stark contrast to the racism and discrimination they faced on the home front.

A bit of forgotten history: African-American soldiers fought in WW I but were assigned to the French Army because white Americans disdained them. They then fought so ferociously that the enemy named them the Harlem Hellfighters Great story by @NYTimesCohen 

The Harlem Hellfighters were the first African American regiment to serve with the American Expeditionary Force in World War I. Their accomplishments and heroism stood in stark contrast to the racism and discrimination they faced on the home front.

The Harlem Hellfighters were the first African American regiment to serve with the American Expeditionary Force in World War I. Their accomplishments and heroism stood in stark contrast to the racism and discrimination they faced on the home front.

The 369th Infantry Regiment, nicknamed the Harlem Hellfighters, were the first African American regiment to serve with the American Expeditionary Force in World War I.

The 369th Infantry Regiment, nicknamed the Harlem Hellfighters, were the first African American regiment to serve with the American Expeditionary Force in World War I.

The Harlem Hellfighters were an African-American combat infantry unit in WWI. Despite their sacrifice and dedication to their country, they returned home to face racism and segregation. History celebrates Black History Month by sharing their story. Brought to you by @USAA . #ad 

The Harlem Hellfighters – Vintage Photographs of The African-American 369th Infantry Regiment during World War I

Did you know that the Harlem Hellfighters were an African-American infantry unit in WWI, and they spent more time in combat than any other American unit? We met with Samuel Hargress, whose grandfather was a Harlem Hellfighter. #HarlemWeek 

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#VeteransDay: The Harlem Hellfighters of the African-American 369th Infantry Regiment during World War I.

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An African-American infantry until called the Harlem Hellfighters spent more time in combat during #WWI  than any other American unit, yet returned home to face racism and segregation:

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The Harlem Hellfighters were the African-American soldiers who helped win World War One - and brought jazz to Europe into the bargain. Watch here:

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