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Black Soldiers Used For Mustard-Gas Experiments During World War II

AFRICANGLOBE - Thousands of mostly African-American soldiers were reportedly subjected to painful mustard-gas experiments during World War II because of their race. The once-secret government program, which tested chemical agents on troops, was formally declassified in 1993.

How The Civil War Never Ended For Black America

AFRICANGLOBE - “Everything about the Civil War is present tense,” author C.R. Gibbs told me. “This is not settled. Ferguson and Baltimore are just match flares on a long historical fuse.” One need look no further than the U.S. Supreme Court docket for evidence of the Civil War in our contemporary lives.

World War I And The African-American Experience

AFRICANGLOBE - Though often overshadowed by World War II, the African-American experience in World War I was a transformative moment in Black history. The African-American experience in the Great War sowed the seeds of the Black Rights Movement that would flower decades later.