A Question of Manhood: African Americans and World War I

From the Robert Langmuir African American photograph collection

Most Americans know little of the global significance of World War I (1914-1918) and the sacrifices made by millions to ensure the victory of the Allied forces over Germany. Rarer still is a basic understanding of the critical role of African Americans in the war to make the "world safe for democracy."

 “A Question of Manhood: African Americans and WWI” commemorates the centennial of the First World War, and celebrates African Americans who served as citizen-soldiers while they were still systematically denied full access to the promises of democracy.

Curated by Dr. Pellom McDaniels, III, the exhibit will be on display at Rose Library (Level 10 of the Woodruff Library building) through January 31, 2018.