On 2/25 2/26 We celebrated our 6th consecutive year of our living history timeline 3 Centuries of African American Soldiers. 3 Centuries as the event is now affectionately known is a timeline that starts from the Revolutionary War to Korea. Reenactors dressed in period uniforms tell the history of their particular time period and show off their valuable militaria collections. 3 Centuries was established to honor African American Veterans who have served in all of America’s wars till present.
Our special guest this year was NYU Professor and Author Dr. Jeffery Sammons who lectured on his book about the 369th Infantry Regiment “Harlem Hellfighters” “The Harlem Rattlers and The Great War”.
For the 5th straight year Ebony Doughboys INC has had the pleasure of appearing at the Trenton Old Barracks Museum for the 3rd annual 3 Centuries of African American Soldiers event in Trenton, NJ for Black History Month.
3 Centuries as we affectionately call this timeline event is hosted by the Trenton Old Barracks Museum in honor of the black soldiers who fought in Americas wars from the Revolution up to WWII.
Reenactors from these time periods tell the story of the African American Soldier, Sailor and Marine in Americas segregated military.
Members of Ebony Doughboys Reenactors INC told the story of soldiers of the 93rd Infantry Division prior to going to France and while in France during WWI.
“3 Centuries of Black Soldiers” is a living history timeline event. The narrative of these soldiers is told by re-enactors who portray black soldiers from the Revolutionary War to World War II.
The event in its 6th year is held annually at The Trenton Old Barracks Museum, Trenton, NJ. Admission times are 9-5 Saturday February 28 and Sunday March 1st, 2015.
The Ebony Doughboys will tell the story of the 369th Infantry Harlem Hellfighters of WWI fame. The 369th Infantry in WWI was one of the few African American units that had their own officers and also a world famous Jazz band led by 1st LT.James Europe. The 369th never lost any ground to the enemy or had any of its troops captured by the Germans during its service in WWI.
Please come join us and learn more about this fascinating regiment. For more information on black combat units that served in WWI please click: www.ebonydoughboys.org