Blog Post: How black Philadelphians fought for soldiers during World War I

Grade Range: 8-12
Resource Type(s): Reference Materials
Date Posted: 8/12/2021

“Suffering from "shell shock and a general breakdown," Charles Mackall and James Randall arrived in Philadelphia in September 1918 from military service in France in the Great War. Mackall had been in trenches on the front line and had lain unconscious for 10 days. Randall had been a water tank driver. His afflictions, a newspaper article in The Chicago Defender reported, had left him unfit for military service.”

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