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Fighting for Equality
During World War I, the men of Harlem's 369th infantry were trained to fight, but relegated to work as laborers and stevedores under U.S. command. Under pressure, they were loaned to fight under the French flag where they distinguished themselves.

The 369th Veterans Association was named in honor of the heroic efforts of African Americans in all branches on the military. They reflect on the battle for complete military desegregation -- and the pride in marching under the infantry's flag on Memorial Day.
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