Attached is a digital facsimile of a World War I article listing many of the patriotic commitments that the African-American community devoted to the 1917 -1918 war efforts:
"The war has transformed the American Negro into the Negro American. Because he has been doing big things for his country his sense of national unity grown; his citizenship became a living reality."
"They have contributed 300,000 of their young men to the American Army. Of these 1,000 are commissioned officers of the line...One entire regiment was decorated for bravery and several individual soldiers have been cited for deeds of great valor."
Read about racism in the U.S. Army of W.W. I