The Harlem Rattlers—African Americans in WWI

Historian Jeffrey Sammons tells the story of the Harlem Rattlers in the Great War. The 369th Regiment—a unit of African American soldiersfought on two fronts: in the trenches of Europe and for civil rights in the military and at home. More than 350,000 African Americans, trained and deployed in segregated units, served in the US military during  World War I, of whom 42,000 saw action in Europe.