Ricki Stevenson on the Centennial of African American Soldiers in World War I

African American Soldier

Oakland native and Bay Area newscaster Ricki Stevenson, founder of Black Paris Tours, speaks on this year's 100 year anniversary of African American soldiers arriving in France to help win World War I. Among them, James Reese Europe, leader of the band for the 369th Army regiment known as the Harlem Hellfighters, credited with bringing jazz music to France.

For more information, contact (510) 637-0200, or aamlo@oaklandlibrary.org. Please visit oaklandlibrary/aamlo to read our Study guide on African Americans in Times of War." 



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