The attached is a disturbing article from 1921 reporting on a series of lynchings that took place between the years 1917 through 1919 by U.S. Army personnel serving in France during the First World War. The reporter quotes witness after witness who appeared before a Senate Committee regarding the lynchings they had seen:
"Altogether...I saw ten Negroes and two white men hanged at Is-Sur-Tille. Twenty-eight other members of my command also witnessed these hangings and if necessary, I can produce them."
It was alleged that the murders were committed under the authority of American officers who willingly acted outside the law.
To learn how many African-Americans served in the W.W. I American Army, click here.
Read a 1960 Article about Racial Integration in the U.S. Military
Dorie Miller was an African-American hero during the Second World War, click here if you would like to read about him.