We can only learn from the past if we are willing to read about the past. The articles that follow were in the Daily Newspapers all the time and they reveal the sentiments of the time on the issues of race relations and segregation. 

Some are local issues and involve soldiers from Camp Merritt, and others are events that happened throughout the country with African Americans during their service during World War I

To have some idea of the feelings of an African American family during
World War I, click here to read pages 74 to 83 written by
E. Frederic Morrow in his 1973 book Way Down South Up North about Hackensack, NJ and the area at the time, and his families experience when Eugene, his older brother, was about to enter the Great War. 

Written by:
Bob Meli
December 7, 2016