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


April 6 - 8

At the Bicentennial Capitol Mall Nashville, Tennessee from April 6-8 the Ebony Doughboys, America's only organization of World War One re-enactors dedicated to honoring and educating the public of the heroic legacy of those African Americans who served in combat, will join scores of other living historians at "Fighting for Democracy: Tennessee's Great War Experiences at Home and Abroad". This free, three-day event uses living-history to tell the story of Tennesseans' involvement in World War One. The Ebony Doughboys will be on hand to share little-known facts about Meharry Medical School graduates who volunteered like: Drs. Rufus H. Bacote, Jesse L. Leach and Sherman B. Hickman and feature a play on the first African American fighter pilot, Eugene Bullard. This event is organized by Tennessee State Parks and the Tennessee Great War Commission. Aircraft and automobiles of the era will be featured as will lectures and demonstrations about and of life on the home-front and frontlines.


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


The Harlem Hell Fighters as seen on A&E


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