The Harlem Hellfighters

Carter, Mary; Donovan, Kenneth
January 2010
Social Science Docket;Winter/Spring2010, Vol. 10 Issue 1, p33
The article offers information on the history of the African-American soldiers Harlem Hellfighters in the U.S. It is stated that the 369th infantry marched uptown to Harlem in New York City after courageously serving the U.S. during the World War I despite the resistance to sending African-American soldiers into combat. It notes that African-American soldiers received little respect since they were deemed unfit to carry weapons but this belief changed when Governor William Sulzer authorized and sent the 15th Regiment of Colored Infantry to Spartanburg, South Carolina to train. It also mentions that the 15th infantry was renamed to 369th Infantry Regiment which served with the French Army and became known as the Harlem Hellfighters.


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