What part did Black Americans do in the Spanish-American War?

Should the question be asked “how did the American Negroes act in the Spanish-American war?” the foregoing brief account of their conduct would furnish a satisfactory answer to any fair mind. In testimony of their valiant conduct we have the evidence first, of competent eye witnesses; second, of men of the white race; and third,

Colonel Theodore B. Roosevelt


Colonel Theodore B. Roosevelt, now Governor of New York, who led The Rough Riders, tells of the Bravery of Negro Soldiers. When Colonel Theodore Roosevelt returned from the command of the famous Rough Riders, he delivered a farewell address to his men, in which he made the following kind reference to the gallant Negro soldiers:

No Color Line Drawn in Cuba

A Graphic Description-Condition in the Pearl of the Antilles-American Prejudice Cannot Exist There-A Catholic Priest Vouches for the Accuracy of Statement. The article we reprint from the New York Sun touching the status of the Colored man in Cuba was shown to Rev. Father Walter R. Yates, Assistant pastor of St. Joseph’s Colored Church. A

Some Facts about the Philippinos

Who Aguinaldo Is. Emilio Aguinaldo was born March 22, 1869, at Cavite, Viejo. When twenty-five years old he was elected Mayor of Cavite. On August 21, 1896, Aguinaldo became leader of the insurgents. The revolution started on that day. He fought four battles with the Spaniards and was victorious in all. He lost but ten

Scenes of the Final Surrender

When reveille sounded Sunday morning half the great semi-lunar camp was awake and eager for the triumphal entrance into the city. Speculation ran rife as to which detachment would accompany the General and his staff into Santiago. The choice fell upon the Ninth Infantry. Shortly before 9 o’clock General Shafter left his headquarters, accompanied by

General Items of Interest to the Black Race

Garnes Family

John C. Dancy, re-appointed Collector of Port Wilmington, N.C. Salary $3,000. The appointment of Prof. Richard T. Greener, of New York, as Consul to Vladivistock. Hon. H.P. Cheatham, appointed as Register of Deeds of the District of Columbia. Salary $4,000. Hon. George H. White elected to Congress from the Second Congressional District of North Carolina,

The Black Soldier

A Southerner’s Statement, That The Negro Cavalry Saved The “Rough Riders.” Some of the officers who accompanied the wounded soldiers on the trip north give interesting accounts of the fighting around Santiago. “I was standing near Captain Capron and Hamilton Fish, Jr.,” said a corporal to the Associated Press correspondent to-night, “and saw them shot

A Colored Hero in the Navy

History records the Negro as the first man to fall in three wars of America–Crispus Attacks in the Boston massacre, March 5, 1770; an unknown Negro in Baltimore when the Federal troops were mobbed in that city en route to the front, and Elijah B. Tunnell, of Accomac county, Virginia, who fell simultaneously with or

List of Colored Regiments

List of Colored Regiments that did active Service in the Spanish-American War, and Volunteer Regiments Regulars.–Section 1104 of the Revised Statutes of the United States Congress provides that “the enlisted men of two regiments of Cavalry shall be colored men,” and in compliance with this section the War Department maintains the organization of the Ninth

The Conduct of the Black Soldier around El Caney

Frank Pullen

When our magnificent battleship Maine was sunk in Havana harbor, February 15, 1898, the 25th U.S. Infantry was scattered in western Montana, doing garrison duty, with headquarters at Fort Missoula. This regiment had been stationed in the West since 1880, when it came up from Texas where it had been from its consolidation in 1869,

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