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DARK MUSINGS
DARK MUSINGS
Item IDegyptian1942 1106dark.tif
TitleDARK MUSINGS
AuthorBy EARL BROOKS
DescriptionWhen the Spanish-Amencan war broke out in 1898,
there were four regiments of Negro regulars in the Armyof the United States.
Original Publication SourceDaily Egyptian
Date1942 November 6
Volume24
Issue8
Page(s)2
Digital File Format.TIF (Tagged Image Format)
Digital File PublisherSpecial Collections Research Center, Morris Library, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
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CollectionDaily Egyptian Diversity News Archive (Southern Illinois University Carbondale)
TranscriptDARK MUSINGS
By EARL BROOKS

When the Spanish-Amencan war broke out in 1898,
there were four regiments of Negro regulars in the Armyof the United States. They were newly freed men, eager to show their loyalty to this country for their freedom.Bravely and enthusiastically, they fought and died, believing that all men were free and
equal. Seemingly without fear, the Negro Tenth Calvary saved Teddy Roosevelt and his Rough Riders from extermination at El Caney during
the Battle of Santiago. They showed high courage,
excellent discipline, and unfailing good temper, but their hopes were baffled or unfulfilled when the couffict was over.
In April 1917. the United Statesentered the war in Europe. and again the Negro answered the call. Forgetting their disapiointment 17 years earler. 368.000 men responded with a notable example of loyalty. The most powerful defenses, the heaviest artillery barrages, the most strongly organized machine gun nests—nothing could stop them. They showed a most complete contempt for danger. This
time, as before, their reward was
segregation, lynching, and discrimination. Again a sword pierced the soul of the Negro.
LanguageEnglish
TypeText
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