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the machine-gun battalion. then banned george macy was an attendance as well. >> condition those who try to secure the regiment, could you describe the role of the media or the black press in new york city? him in chicago defender in it in new york city? >> the oval that they were advocating for depended because02l >> of especially some ways with black power and randolph mandolin representing a black power ideologies at that point in time, but the military was seen as demand operation if you were in the military you were part of the oppressor if you are not part of the solution your part of the problem. search of a the military was seen as part of the problem. the boy is was ambivalent but then the came out with the encouragement of the blacks to support the war effort and he was criticized very much. and tried to regroup earlier in telling plaques to put the grievances aside during of war effort. many people don't know dubois supported wilson for president. eric city so republicans are taking blacks for granted. that you could not drive blacks out of the party with the sledgehammer
machinegun battalion, and then we have dennis lincoln reed and george lacy, who were lieutenants as well. go ahead. >> in addition to the politicians who were attempting to secure this regiment, could you describe the role -- this was fascinating -- of the media, particularly the black press, in new york city. chicago defender in chicago, and then, of course in new york city. >> well, the role of the black -- >> in advocating for. >> depended. because there was -- depended on what the politics were often times as to how it came down on something. and, for example, the new york age would claim credit for, in some ways forks stare0. the regiment, but i believe it's fred moore who is the editor who is ambivalent at best in terms of his attitude towards a regiment, depending on which side would seem to be getting political credit for it. >> what about -- i read that the -- this is interesting -- a. phillip randolph, the -- his organ was the messenger, and he writes, patriotism has no appeal to us, justice has. they were opposed to the regiment -- >> well, a. phillip randolph -- and i'm blank
hamilton fish involve himself in that end there was a black boxer by the name of george cheated cotton, and they were ready to take on any comers. but the men had no ammunition, but fish said that they were prepared to get that ammunition and the alabama regiment knew it and backed off. but they brutalized the black man on a train before, poked out his ally, threw him off the train, got away with it scott free. and there was a southern officer who is causing or maybe even more than one, causing all kinds of problems at camp merritt. but the feeling was we need to get those guys overseas where they can fight the enemy rather than have a race war at home. >> and so what happened when they go -- what is the difference in terms of their reception with the french? >> well, let's -- we missed a step. because originally used what happened. >> how do they become the 369th? and, in fact, many of the men would hold on to that designation and would call themselves the old 15th or the fighting 15th, long after the war, a story that they carried the new york state flag throughout the war. they have beco
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