We Return Fighting: The African American Experience in World War I

December 13, 2019 – September 6, 2020

National Museum of African American History and Culture
1400 Constitution Ave., NW
Washington, DC

Special Exhibitions Gallery

See on Map Floor Plan

Composed of three sections: Pre-War, During the War, and Post-War, the exhibition highlights nine African American historical luminaries, A. Philip Randolph, W.E.B. Du Bois, Ida B. Wells, Col. Charles Young, Mary Church Terrell, Lt. Charles Hamilton Houston, Oscar de Priest, Josephine Baker, and Robert Abbott, to explore how the experience of African Americans during World War I laid the groundwork for the civil rights movement.