Image: Black and white photograph of rows of Black soldiers wearing military uniforms. Text: April 1917-1919. Make Way for Democracy!

Make Way for Democracy!

Google Arts & Culture

In an era of federal segregation, the national call as “champions of the rights of mankind” rang hollow. Many African Americans saw the war as an opportunity to redefine their U.S. citizenship and improve social, political and economic conditions. Created in partnership with Google Cultural Institute, Make Way for Democracy! portrays the lives of African Americans during the war through a series of rare images, documents and objects.

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