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Harlem’s Rattlers and the Great War

Updated: Nov 2, 2021


Discover the raw and revealing story of the self-proclaimed Harlem Rattlers, the African-American WWI combat unit who were said to have never lost a man to capture or a foot of ground that had been taken.

Author Jeffrey T. Sammons details their mythic status and legendary heroics, and discusses the centrality of military service and war to the quest for equality and postwar struggles of the 369th.

Jeffrey T. Sammons will be signing copies of Harlem’s Rattlers and the Great War following the event.

Date: Tue, Oct 20, 2015, 12 pm Location: Lexington Avenue at 92nd St Venue: Classroom Price: from $25.00

Brief Bio

Jeffrey T. Sammons is professor in the Department of History at New York University and the author of Beyond the Ring: The Role of Boxing in American Society. He specializes in U.S. social and cultural history with research and teaching interests in African-American History, military history, black autobiography, film history and sports history.


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