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World War I Pamphlet
1918

"The Negro and the flag"
The Freedman's Aid Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church in Cincinnati published this pamphlet to celebrate the contributions of African Americans in the military history of the United States. The text notes that "The first Negro blood to flow was that of Crispus Attucks, a runaway slave, who led an attack of citizens on the British soldiers, March 5, 1770 in Boston." Printed music--including "The Son of God Goes Forth to War"--is interspersed with prayers, addresses, and information about the work of the Society.

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· World War I Pamphlet (transcript)
· "The Son of God Goes Forth to War" (lyrics)
· Archives Center finding aid for Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, 1794-1980, Series 3: African American Music

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