11 interesting facts about black soldiers who served in the American army since 1775

May 27, 2019 at 06:00 pm | History

Nduta Waweru

Nduta Waweru | Contributor

May 27, 2019 at 06:00 pm | History

African American prisoners of war in Korea in 1950. Photo: Wiki CC

African American history is intertwined with the essence that is the American reality. They not only took part in different forms of agitation for themselves as black people but also for America as a country.

Their involvement in the military goes way back to 1775 when slaves were compelled to fight for the British in Virginia in exchange for their freedom. Since then, they would take part in various campaigns.

Here are some interesting facts to know about these black soldiers who served in U.S. Army

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