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Welcome
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Speaker's Introduction
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Introduction
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Buffalo Soldiers
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Spanish American War
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World War One
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World War Two
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Integration
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Announcements / prizes
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Questions / answers
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About this webinar

Following the Civil War, when nearly 200,000 African American men served, the U.S. Army established 4 African American infantry (later modified to 2) and 2 cavalry regiments in 1868. They initially served in the West but fought in the Spanish American War and the two World Wars in segregated units. It was not until 1948 that Executive Order 9981 integrated the military. What was life like for these soldiers? Where do you find service and pension records?

About the speaker

About the speaker

Janice Lovelace is a genealogical researcher, educator, author, and lecturer, with over thirty years of experience. She completed the Genealogy and Family History certificate at the University of Washington in 2012, the certificate program in
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  1. DG
    Danielle Gilliard
    5 months ago

    This was great! My 3x great uncle was a Buffalo Soldier, my great Uncle was a Harlem Hellfighter and died in 1918 and is buried in France. My great grandfather was in WWI and became blind as a result of the gas. But went on and established himself in his community.

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  2. AC
    Anna Christian
    5 months ago

    I learned so much. This webinar enlightened me about things I was uncleared. Thank you.

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  3. JJ
    Jacqueline Johnson
    5 months ago

    Very informative – I learned much about the Army life for African Americans over time period not previously studied by me. Also, sad even though suspected hearing about the quotas, segregation and racial stereotypes. Loved the pictures presented by Janice Lovelace.

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  4. CS
    Carol S Ross
    5 months ago

    I appreciated the information of African American service to the military in the period following the civil war through WWII. I especially loved learning about the role of women serving, including those abroad. Those are stories we have not typically heard.

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  5. MF
    Marlene Ford
    5 months ago

    I couldn’t help but tear up hearing about all the segregation. My African American dad served in the Army infantry. We heard some of his personal stories. Janice brought it out so beautifully. Thank you, Geoff and Marian, for all that you do!!!

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  6. JL
    Judi Latta
    5 months ago

    This was excellent. The presenter was thorough and clear and made very important connections between points. The historical context she gave helped ground the info. I learned a lot and will be using the resources she mentioned to do my own research. Thank you.

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  7. MB
    Mazella Boulden
    5 months ago

    I saw in her slide a man who had the same name as my great-grandfather who was in Oklahoma. It might be him. Do some genealogy!

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  8. BL
    Bev Leeming
    5 months ago

    Janice’s presentations are always excellent!

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