Daily Archives: May 29, 2012

Alexandria African American World War I Draft Registrations – Part 1: A

The 17th Century was the beginning of importation of Africans to America. From the beginning of their arrival, they have contributed to America history. They fought in every war. When they became eligible to vote, they supported a presidential candidate … Continue reading

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Alexandria African American World War I Draft Registrations – Part 2: B

The Draft registration was an act called the “Selective Service Act (Selective Draft Act),” was enacted on May 18, 1917. That act authorized the Federal Government to create a National Army. Prior to WWI, the United States had a small … Continue reading

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