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[Collection of photographs of African American soldiers]

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09407 Author/Creator: Place Written: s.l. Type: Photographs Date: 1940s Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: 10 panoramic photographs of various WWII black units of the armed forces, including that of General Benjamin O. Davis, Jr.; Company "G" 11th QM Training Regiment, Camp Lee, Virginia; and others.

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Historical Era: Great Depression and World War II, 1929-1945

Keywords/Subjects: Military Camp, African American History, African American Troops, World War II, Military History

Sub Era: World War II