African Americans in the US Military: From the Revolution to the World Wars

Despite unfair compensation, segregation, and even legal bars on military service, African Americans have served in every conflict in United States history. Take a peek at the next digital exhibition in Gilder Lehrman’s Black History Month initiative, created through a partnership with the Google Cultural Institute. (Click here to launch the interactive feature in a new window.)

You can see more essays, videos, online exhibitions, and primary sources on African American history.