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The untold story of the first African-Americans to fight in WWI.

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“THEY DEMONSTRATED THAT THEIR COURAGE WAS EQUAL TO ANYONE ELSE’S.”

— GENERAL COLIN POWELL

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“THEY TRANSCENDED IMPOSSIBLE CIRCUMSTANCES FOR THE ADVANCEMENT AND UPLIFTMENT OF OUR LINEAGE.”

— Jon Batiste

 
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"The Harlem Renaissance doesn't happen without James Reese Europe—He is ground zero."

— Bobby Sanabria

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 “Henry Johnson is my superhero.”

— Deryl McCrae

 
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“THEY FOUGHT AS HARD AND AS VALIANTLY AS THEIR FELLOW WHITE SOLDIERS, BUT THEY WERE NOT RECOGNIZED OR HONORED IN THE SAME WAY .”

— Caroline wekselbaum

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"They believed in our country even though our country didn't believe in them."

— Joe Madeira



 

 
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Director’s Statement