The Harlem Hellfighters' Great War

About the Show

In 1917, the 15th regiment of the NY National Guard, made up exclusively of black soldiers, was sent to fight the Great War in Europe. There, they discovered the horrors of the battlefields, but also a place where there was no racial segregation. The most decorated American soldiers of the First World War, as they fought on the front line for 191 days their hope was that when they returned home they would finally be considered fully-fledged US citizens. That was not the case. Through interviews with their family members, letters and archive film we will discover their story.