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The 370th Regiment of the United States National Guard fought on two fronts: the war against the Germans and the war against racism and inequality.

Exploring the little-known story of an all-black infantry regiment from Chicago that fought in World War I. A discussion with documentary filmmaker Mario Tharpe.

Men line up to enlist in World War I. (Courtesy of Christopher Reed)

The museum is turning to the public for help in telling the story of African-Americans who served as combat soldiers during World War 1.

Rob Rapley

Meet one of the filmmakers behind a new “American Experience” series about the United States’ entry into World War I.

Vivid Graphics from a Century Ago


New exhibition shines light on the artful illustrations that flowered in France during a dangerous era.


July 28 marks the hundredth anniversary of the start of World War I in 1914. The United States would not join the global conflict until three years later, and Chicago responded to the call. We remember the "war to end all wars" through the photos and letters of some Chicagoans.