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Harlem’s Rattlers and The Great War

Updated: Nov 2, 2021

Geert De Proost General Representative of the Government of Flanders to the U.S. kindly invites you to a presentation of

Harlem’s Rattlers and The Great War

The Undaunted 369th Regiment and the African American Quest for Equality

by Prof. Jeffrey T. Sammons

The presentation will be followed by a Q&A and a reception.

Harlem’s Rattlers and the Great War combines the “fighting focus” of military history with the insights of social commentary, it reveals the centrality of military service and war to the quest for equality as it details the origins, evolution, combat exploits, and postwar struggles of the 369th. The book describes as never before the details of the Harlem Rattlers’ experience, the poignant history of some of its heroes, its place in the story of both World War I and the African American campaign for equality.

Dr. Alan L. Gropman, Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the National Defense University, describes Harlem’s Rattlers as “the definitive history of the 369th Regiment in World War I…[and] unlikely to be superseded.”

Jeffrey T. Sammons is a professor of history at New York University, where he has taught since 1989. He will be introduced by Hamilton Fish V, publisher of the Washington Spectator and grandson of Captain Hamilton Fish III late of the 369th Regiment.

Tuesday, November 17, at 6:30 PM

(doors at 6:15 PM)

Flanders House The New York Times Building 620 Eighth Avenue, 44th Floor (between 40th and 41st Street) New York, NY 10018

The Government of Flanders, Belgium will be commemorating the 100th anniversary of the First World War with many special events during the period 2014-2018.

Please confirm your attendance before November 12 by RSVPing to

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