Scott's Official History of the American Negro in the World War
D 639 .N4 .S3 1919
Date of Publication
1 bound volume; 608 pages
Open under the rules and regulations of the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections
Emmett J. Scott, born in Houston, Texas in 1873, was a journalist, founding newspaper editor, government official and envoy, educator, and author. He served as Booker T. Washington's closest adviser at Tuskegee Institute and was Special Advisor of Black Affairs to Secretary of War Newton D. Baker. Scott also traveled to Liberia for the United States and was the highest-ranking African-American in President Woodrow Wilson's administration. He died in 1957 at the age of 84.
Scott's Official History of the American Negro in the World War by Emmett J. Scott is "a complete and authentic narration from official sources of the participation of American soldiers of the Negro race in the World War for democracy. It is "profusely illustrated with official photographs." The work is "a full account of the war work organizations of colored men and women and other civilian activities including the Red Cross, the Y. M. C. A., the Y. W. C. A. and the War Camp Community Service with official summary of the Treaty of Peace and the League of Nations Covenant." Please see the attached scans of the Contents and Selected Illustrations.
Gift of John Snyder in 2018
World War 1914-1918, African Americans, The Great War, Military, African American Soldiers
D 639 .N4 .S3 1919 and Scott, Emmett J. A.M., LL.D., "Scott's Official History of the American Negro in the World War" (1919). Rare Books. 55.