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African American Experience in the World Wars: In the Arts

Resources on African American soldiers and civilians in World War 1 and World War 2


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World War 1--Visual Arts

World War 1--Literature

portrait of the Peters sisters

Page from War Poems by the Peters Sisters (1919). Text available from Hathi Trust.

World War 1--Music

cover of sheet music showing an African American soldier in shadow as light from the statue of Liberty shines on a group of white male civilians

Image from the sheet music for "Please let your light shine on me." Lyrics by Sergeant Allen Griggs and music by Lucie Eddie Campbell (1919). Library of Congress.

World War 2--Music

World War 2--Film

World War 2--Literature

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