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WWI BLACK HISTORY FORGOTTEN HERO'S

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Manufacturer: E.G.RENESCH

20 x 16" WWI era, black recruitment posters. This poster, printed in 1918, the year WWI ended, was aimed at recruiting black Americans into the military. This poster titled, "OUR COLORED HEROES" commemorates a heroic skirmish between two black sentries, who fought off 20 German soldiers despite numerous wounds. Emblem to the left reads, "Honored as Heroes" Henry Johnson, Needham Roberts, Cited for Bravery & Recieve Croix De Guerre.
"COLORED MAN IS EAGER TO SHOW HIS METTLE AND DO HIS BIT" Also has a Communique from General Pershing commenting on their bravery. Recently after a 30 year court battle, both men were awarded the
Distinguished Service Cross posthumously. For the whole story, go to> /henry-johnson.htm
Some edge wear, a minor tear bottom center. Guaranteed authentic.


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