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The Story of the 370th Infantry Unit and Its Impact on Champaign County

February 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Dr. Barbara Suggs Mason and Angela Rivers of the African American Heritage Trail explore the 370th Infantry and Legion Post 559.

The 370th Infantry Regiment was an all-Black unit that fought during World War 1. While the unit was headquartered in Chicago, it grew out of the 8th Infantry Regiment of the Illinois National Guard and drew soldiers from throughout central Illinois, including Champaign County. Fighting with the French Army because American troops would not fight with African Americans, 71 of its men were awarded the French Croix de Guerre. Come hear more about this important fighting unit, the local men who fought with it, and their community contributions after the war.

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