The War on Two Fronts: Texas heroes of the First World War
African-Americans, Latinos, Native Americans, and Women all served honorably in the armed forces and at home during WWI. While they all had to fight for the right to serve their country, a contested struggle was also going on at home for their equality. Whether it was for equal rights, the right to vote, or to even be American citizens their cause for justice and freedom under the law was a long and difficult one. The War on Two Fronts looks at a few of the many Texans who persevered under the most trying of circumstances.
“We beg of you, to give us the right to fight. We guarantee to you, sir, our hearts could be for no better cause than to fight for the land we love, and for the freedom we share.”
Chief Red Fox to Secretary of War Newton D. Baker 1917.