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Bibliography: African-Americans in the Military

September 22 The Road to War
Neutral observer or World Mediator? President Woodrow Wilson struggles over the best role for the U.S. until German aggression builds. Then he rallies the country to intervene as the European conflict becomes the first global war.
 Panelists
 Dr. Donald Roe, Moderator
 Dr. Russell Adams
 Dr. Lavonne Jackson
 
September 29 Over There
Millions of new American recruits were sent to reinforce the French at the war's darkest hour, just when Russia  made a separate agreement with Germany.
 Panelists
 Dr. Donald Roe
 Dr. Babalola Cole
 Dr. Emory Tolbert
October 6 Modern War
This first global war utilized new weapons that resulted in psychological and spiritual trauma for many combat soldiers. African American soldiers fought in some of the fiercest battles. 
 Panelists
 Dr. Roe
 Dr. Adams
 Mr. Hari Jones
October 13 The American People in War Time
Hundreds of thousands of African Americans migrated from the rural south to industrial centers for greater economic opportunity.  Events during and after the global war set the stage in the U.S. for the passage of a new constitutional amendment granting women the vote. 
 Panelists
 Dr. Lila Ammons
 Dr. Lavonne Jackson
 Dr. Donald Roe
October 20 Peace Keeping
At the Paris Peace Conference President Wilson attempts to negotiate a peace settlement that will make future wars impossible.
 Panelists
 Dr. Donald Roe
 Dr. Lorenzo Morris
 Mr. Hari Jones
November 3 After the War: The Turbulent Years
At war's end, the U.S. was faced with labor unrest, economic uncertainty and violent racial conflict.  Congress was at odds with the President over the role the U.S. would play on the world stage.
 Panelists
 Dr. Roe
 Dr. Adams
 Dr. Morris
 Dr. Clark-Lewis

 

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