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This is the little-known story of the Harlem Hellfighters, the 15th regiment of the NY National Guard, made up exclusively of black soldiers. In 1917, they were sent to fight the Great War in Europe. They discovered the horrors of the battlefields but also a place where there was no racial segregation.
Not only they went to Old Continent to fight liberty and democracy, but also one that was waged in their own country - the war for racial equality. They were the most decorated American soldiers of the First World War as the fought on the front line for the longest time: 191 days. Their hoped was that when they came back home they would finally be considered as full-fledged US citizens. That was not the case. Through interviews of their family members, letters, and archive film, we will discover their story.