African American WWI Military Service

Smithsonian collections document the patriotic service of African Americans throughout our Nation's history, from the American Revolution up to today. At the National Museum of African American History and Culture, the exhibition "Double Victory: The African American Military Experience" provides visitors a valuable overview. You can read the story from the American History Museum of a member of the storied 92nd Division "Buffalo Soldiers" who survived the Meuse-Argonne Offensive, the ultimate battle of the War, which claimed 26,000 American lives.