World War I As I Saw It: The Memoir Of An African American

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In a memoir titled World War I as I Saw It: The Memoir of an African American, it displays black heroism during a fight on September twenty sixth. At roughly 11 A.M. the men were commanded “Over Boys Over” and the first round of black men ran through No Mans Land, with their bayonets drawn. The Germans fell back and left their first trench. And in Bruce Wright’s words this was “the begingning of the most fierce struggle that I ever was in… But at the command those black boys seemed to all come out of the trence at once, all shouting at the top of their voices in a sort of weird ‘eh joa.’” Following the victory of Allied forces from World War I, black troops were sent home to a whole other war for Democracy. African Americans still faced many
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