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6:30 pm

Harlem Hellfighters: A Jazz Retrospective

August 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Main Library, 111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, 49503 United States

The great intellectual W.E.B. Du Bois implored African Americans to close ranks and join the fight to end the Great War. Although Black troops had to fight in segregated units in World War I, Du Bois understood that, historically, Black participation in the military produced advancements in civil rights. He noted that Black men would […]

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