Black Soldiers

Some articles on soldiers, black soldiers, black, blacks:

Bucks Of America
... War that was composed of African American soldiers ... When the American Revolutionary War began in 1775, black soldiers—both slaves and freemen—served with white soldiers in integrated militia units in the New England colonies ... The inclusion of black soldiers in the army was controversial ...
Gone With The Wind - Plot Summary
... As a widow, she is bound by tradition to wear black and avoid conversation with young men ... shocked that Rhett would bid for Scarlett, the widow still dressed in black ... a desperate state while hundreds of wounded Confederate soldiers lie dying or dead in the city ...
Marching Song Of The First Arkansas - Interpretation
... The black soldiers are in exuberant spirits, bragging in the first three stanzas that they will show the rebels they are formidable fighters ... As soldiers, the third stanza says, they are striking out for a new life, leaving behind “hoeing cotton” and “hoeing corn.” The most powerful challenge to the mores of the antebellum South is ... The black soldiers demand reparations, or threaten retaliation “They will have to give us house-room, or the roof shall tumble in!” In stanzas five and six, slavery has been abolished ...
The Cassey House - Offspring of Joseph and Amy Cassey - Alfred S. Cassey
... He was active in the boycott campaign to end discrimination of black troops in 1864 ... Black soldiers at Camp William Penn were stationed in leaky tents while their white counterparts were housed in barracks, family members were not ... Black soldiers were not allowed to ride the trolleys into town if the cars were full of white soldiers ...
African Military Systems After 1900 - Impact of World War I and World War II - World War I
... Over 140,000 African soldiers for example, fought on the Western Front during World War I and thousands of others fought at Gallipoli and in the Balkans. 1999) argue that towards the end of World War I, the black soldiers were increasingly been used as shock troops, and were absorbing three times as many casualties as white French troops ... for France, maintaining that it was better blacks were killed than long-suffering white Frenchmen ...

Famous quotes containing the words soldiers and/or black:

    I used to think of death ... like I suppose soldiers think of it: it was a possible thing that I could well avoid by my skill.
    Stendhal [Marie Henri Beyle] (1783–1842)

    The confirmation of Clarence Thomas, one of the most conservative voices to be added to the [Supreme] Court in recent memory, carries a sobering message for the African- American community.... As he begins to make his mark upon the lives of African Americans, we must acknowledge that his successful nomination is due in no small measure to the support he received from black Americans.
    Kimberly Crenshaw (b. 1959)