Pendant la Première Guerre mondiale, les Noirs canadiens étaient initialement rejetés aux bureaux d’enrôlement du pays. À la suite de manifestations, l’Armée canadienne a autorisé la formation du 2e Bataillon de construction, Corps expéditionnaire canadien (CEC), la seule unité distincte de Noirs jusqu’en juillet 1916. (Site anglais)
Col. Charles Young was the third African-American to graduate from West Point, the first to attain the rank of colonel, and he was the highest-ranking black officer in the military at the time of his death in 1922. Read more: http://www.kentucky.com/2010/11/14/1523362/merlene-davis-col-charles-young.html#ixzz1bTbffPax
Black Battalion of Nova Scotia
The Mysterious Stone Horseman. The Madara Rider sits 246 feet above ground, on a cliff face in the Madara Plateau of northeastern Bulgaria. The relief is inaccessible, adding to its mystery. How were they able to create it?
The all black 369th Infantry Regiment saw extensive combat duty during World War I. Later awarded the French Croix de Guerre, the 369th was the first Allied regiment to reach the Rhine. The approximately 370,000 African-American men who served in World War I returned home to face overt racism and segregation.