Brave Deeds are Proudly Spoken Of: African American Military Service

Introduction

Photographs, ca. 1919, Samuel Loomis Hypes photographs and postcards.<br />
Samuel Loomis Hypes was a captain in the U.S. Army&#039;s 803rd Pioneer Infantry. This photograph shows African Americans who served during World War I on the U.S.S. Philippine. These men were a part of the 803rd Pioneer Infantry Band.

803rd Pioneer Infantry Band

This exhibit, curated by Jennifer Thompson, highlights some of the experiences and personal stories of African American men and women who have served in the U.S. military. All of the materials in this exhibit are held in the Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library at Duke University.