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