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“Reminiscences” — Sold Out!

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by Paula Bosse

I’ve  been asked by the manager of the Lakewood Branch of the Dallas Public Library to pass along word that all copies of the Reminiscences book I wrote about a few days ago have sold. SOLD OUT! That was a LOT of books y’all bought! The library and the Lakewood Library Friends are very, very happy for the enthusiasm shown by those who flocked to the library and bought the book. If a reprint is ever a possibility, I will certainly pass the news along, as I know many people were unable to get a copy. On behalf of the Lakewood Library, thank you!

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Copyright © 2016 Paula Bosse. All Rights Reserved.

From the Vault: Memorial Day and the Contribution of Black Soldiers in WWI

black-recruits_dmn_073118-photoFriends & families of black draftees gather outside Union Station, July, 1918

by Paula Bosse

I’ve just added the above photo to my Memorial Day post from 2014, “Black Troops From Dallas, Off to the Great War.” The U.S. military was segregated until 1948, and the participation of black soldiers in World War I has been sadly underreported. 

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Photo by John J. Johnson; it appeared in The Dallas Morning News on July 31, 1918, the morning after 500 black draftees had left Union Station for training camp.

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