Lunch and Learn: The story of the 371st Infantry Regiment in the First World War
Author Harris Bailey Jr. will talk about the unit of African-American draftees and the role it played
The 371st Infantry Regiment of the U.S. Army, formed in South Carolina in 1917, was a segregated unit typical of its time, with black enlisted men and white officers. But when it arrived in France to fight in the spring of 1918, it found itself “segregated” in another way: It was split off from the American Expeditionary Forces altogether, and attached to the French Army instead. For that reason it has been termed the “Orphan Brigade.” On Friday, Aug. 30, at the South Carolina Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum in Columbia, Harris Bailey will speak about the regiment’s experiences in the First World War.
Date & Time
August 30, 2019
12:00PM - 1:00PM