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Alexandria African Americans World War I Draft

Alexandria African Americans World War I Draft Registrations – Part 8: “I – J” The list below is the African American Alexandrians with the “I -J surnames. Ingram, Charley – born August 10, 1874 Irving, Samuel – born April 28, … Continue reading

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Alexandria African American World War I Draft Registrations – Part 3: C

Prior to the 1912 Presidential elections, the majority of the African Americans in the United States were Republicans. Many of them left the Republican Party to vote for Thomas Woodrow Wilson. Wilson promised the African Americans that he would help … 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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