Gallery view

1919 Oct. 30

Baltimore News

Negro is awarded French war cross

Baltimore (Md.) - Describing the Distinguished Service Cross bestowed by the French Government to Harry Friedenwald's butler, Nicholas Rodgers, "one of the only 150 colored men in the whole State of Maryland who enlisted." Attached to verso of Mary White Ovington's letter to the Dayton N.A.A.C.P. (mums312-b165-i173).

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1919 Aug. 14

McCabe, F. D.

The Negro in the United States army

New Orleans (La.) - The First Lieutenant Camp Champlain's rebuttal of claims of discriminatory practices at Camp Alexander, and commending the armed forces on their service and accomplishments; verso bears a piece on conferences "of all Denominations at work among Negroes" to be held that September in New York, as convened by Bishop Wilbur P. Thirkield.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1917 June

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963

The war

New York (N.Y.) - An article concerning the enlistment of African American men into the army during the First World War.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1917 Dec.

African World

The African world [fragments]

Africa, Eastern - Pages from the December 1917 issue which contains articles on: German East Africa which notes General Smuts, Major General Sir Jacobus Van Deventer, and Brig. General Edward Northey; Africa during World War I: "Gold Coast Red Cross, Lady Clifford's Great Effort at Accra,"France and the Cameroons," and "French Colonial Africa, Record of Wise Colonisation and Promising Territory.... more

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1919 Mar. 4

Baltimore News

Court-martial unfair New trial granted Negro troopers convicted of attacking woman

Baltimore (Md.) - A "Baltimore News" feature clipped by Henry Romeike, Inc., on the conferral of a new trial to the 18 officers convicted of assaulting a white girl at Camp Grant; see also mums312-b165-i415-i416.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1919 Feb.

Detroit Free Press Co.

Negro editor will give lecture here Dr. W. E. B. Du Bois to speak at Second Baptist Church

Detroit (Mich.) - Announcing and advertising Du Bois's impending address at the Second Baptist Church on "The Negro and the War."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1919 May 24

Henry Romeike, Inc.

Colored war officers and the army

New York (N.Y.) - A small feature from the "Army and Navy Journal" clipped by Henry Romeike, Inc., on an official decision deeming a colored officer "unqualified" as "Negroes are deficient in moral fiber, rendering them unfit as officers and leaders of men" and outlining the protests made thereto to the War Dept. See also mums312-b165-i416, i424.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1919 Mar. 6

Chicago tribune

Wilson names court to try Grant Negroes

Chicago (Ill.) - A small feature from the "Tribune" clipped by Henry Romeike, Inc., on Wilson's consideration of the cases of "thirteen Negro soldiers charged with assaulting a white girl at Camp Grant" in May 1918.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1918 Nov.

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963

The welfare of Negro troops

New York (N.Y.) - Concerning discrimination against African Americans in the military during the First World War.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1919 May 21

Evening Express (Los Angeles, Calif.)

Revokes findings in Negro officer's case

Los Angeles (Calif.) - A small feature from the "Evening Express" clipped by Henry Romeike, Inc., on Bishop Charles Spencer Smith's letters to the War Dept. on the case of a colored officer deemed unsuitable to the charge of officer; see also mums312-b165-i415, i424.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers