History May 27, 2019 at 06:00 pm

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

Nduta Waweru May 27, 2019 at 06:00 pm

May 27, 2019 at 06:00 pm | History

During WWI, 367, 710 African Americans were drafted and roughly 40,000 served in the segregated military.

More than 20,000 served overseas. An estimated 750 servicemen died in combat, and another 5,000 were wounded, according to the Smithsonian.

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