How WWI Changed America: African Americans in WWI

African Americans made substantial contributions in WWI, on both the front lines and the home front. By 1920, nearly one million Black Americans left the rural South in a movement called The Great Migration which would transform the economic, social and political landscape of the U.S.

This video is made possible by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and is a partnership of the U.S. World War One Centennial Commission, the Doughboy Foundation and the National WWI Museum and Memorial as part of the teaching and learning resources of “How WWI Changed America.” View all the resources from “How WWI Changed America” at

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