Ebony Doughboys

World War I Re-Enactors

The Ebony Doughboys are WWI re-enactors that portray African American soldiers who fought under French command during the horrific First World War. The history of the African American soldier and their heroism during America's wars in a segregated army has largely been untold. Not only do we feel passionate about our portrayal of these heroes, but we also feel the obligation to inform the public about their accomplishments and contribution. Most members of our group are experienced living- historians and re-enactors portraying African American soldiers from other time periods. The Ebony Doughboys is affiliated with these other fine African American re-enacting organizations: ‎

Civil War

6th USCT

3rd USCT

54th Mass Reenactors

WWII 5th Platoon

Revolutionary War: First Rhode Island Regiment of Foot

Events

-> February 25 - 26

3 Centuries of Black Soldiers: an historic timeline event at the Trenton Old Barracks Museum at 101 Barrack St. Trenton, NJ. This event will feature military displays and re-enactors in period uniforms telling the story of African American Soldiers from the Revolutionary War to the Korean Conflict. The event runs all weekend from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Featured guest are: Dr. Jeffery Sammons 2:30 pm on 2/25 author of the book "Harlem Rattlers and The Great War" a book signing will follow his lecture. Dr. Sammons is a Professor of History at NYU with special interests in African-American History, military history, black autobiography, film history, and sports history.

2/25 SSgt Robert Gross combat veteran of the 24th RCT Korean War. Sgt. Gross will talk about the history of the 24th and 25th RCT Buffalo Soldiers and his combat experiences during the Korean Conflict.

2/26 On Sunday, at the top of every hour from 10 am - 4 pm, Chadd Gray will perform a 20 minute vignette on the life of Eugene Bullard, the first black fighter pilot. Chadd Gray is a budding actor from Voorhees, New Jersey. At 20 years old, he has graduated from the American Musical and Dramatic Academy's conservatory program, located in New York. Trained in classical and contemporary acting forms, for both the stage and film, he has played characters ranging from Shakespeare's ever calculating Richard III to the hopelessly confused teenager, Bleeker, in Juno. As the year comes to a close, Chadd has plans to continue his education to earn his degree while also starting his YouTube channel where he can post original content written, directed, and filmed by himself and other creatives.

 

The Ebony Doughboys were honored to participate in the documentary "Henry Johnson a Tale of Courage"

 

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