The Harlem Hellfighters
The Harlem Hellfighters were an African-American infantry unit in WWI who spent more time in combat than any other American unit. Despite their courage, sacrifice and dedication to their country, they returned home to face racism and segregation from their fellow countrymen.
Check out the front page of the Hartford Courant, October 13, 1917! Millionaire at Bedside of Black Watch War Hero! #FrontPage #otd1917 #otthc #wwi #ProQuest #worldwar1 #bwrhc #hartfordcourant ... See MoreSee Less
Ratcliffe Hills, who served in HQ Company, 102nd Infantry, was a big fan of ours! He donated this annotated history and much, much more. Come visit us to see the treasure trove of records we have pertaining to World War One! ... See MoreSee Less
We've been engrossed in this book by historian Ratcliffe M. Hill housed in the Connecticut State Library. The history of Sgt. Stubby's regiment the 26th Infantry "Yankee" Division tells a first hand account of life for these troops in #WW1, with a beautifully written piece about our very own Stubby, including a photograph of him sitting with "a doughboy"!