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”.
“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
Ebony Doughboys are a group of African American living historians who are focused on telling the story of the outstanding record of service of African Americans during the First World War. Founded in 2014, we are the offshoot of other African American reenactors who for many years educated and enlightened the public on the involvement of African Americans in WWI. We form an overarching structure for African American reenactors who hail from the east coast, the mid-west and the southern United States. For more information about our organization please visit our website at www.ebonydoughboys.org .