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Black History Month: The story of the only regiment commanded entirely by black officers during World War I
February 2, 2021
Officers of the 370th (Old 8th Illinois) on the deck of the La France IV before landing in New York City. From left are 2nd Lt. Lawson Price; 2nd Lt. L. W. Stearls; 2nd Lt. Ed. White; 2nd Lt. Eli F. E. Williams; 1st Lt. Oasola Browning; Capt. Louis B. Johnson; 1st Lt. Frank Bates; 1st Lt. Binga Desmond.