Write It! - Day 23 | Harlem Hellfighters Band

Day 23 Black History Month Write It! Series *Photo of the Day*

First organized in 1916 as the 15th New York National Guard Infantry Regiment and manned by black enlisted soldiers with both black and white officers, the U.S. Army’s 369th Infantry Regiment, popularly known as the “Harlem Hellfighters,” was the best known African American unit of World War I.

The “Harlem Hellfighters” was the best known African American unit of World War I.
Their band was world renowned for their ragtime and jazz music. Lead by the popular
Lt. Jim Europe the Hell Fighters band introduced jazz to Europe and cut 24
records. I think their story would best be told as a miniseries.

Additional Links

The Swingin’ Harlem Hellfighters Band - https://goo.gl/oRdGHQ

Marching To War With Jazz - https://goo.gl/HojmH8

369th Infantry Regiment “Harlem Hellfighters” - https://goo.gl/N4oe9U

Discography and Band Member List - https://goo.gl/QhHh6R


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