A Question of Manhood: African Americans and World War I

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.

Related Programming

November 15, 2017, 6:30 – 8:30 pm, Men of Bronze: The Black American Heroes of World War I

Visitor Information

The exhibition is located in the Robert W. Woodruff Library on level 10. Parking is available in the Fishburne Parking Deck (Weekdays: free after 5pm, Weekends: free). “Visitors” hours at the Robert W. Woodruff Library are posted here.