Soldiers confront black man during 1919 Red Summer Race riots

WW1 Centennial News for July 22, 2019 - Episode #132

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Highlights: Red Summer Riots 1919 

Episode #132

Host - Theo Mayer

  • 100 Years Ago: Red Summer Riots - Dr. Jeffrey Sammons | @02:10
  • Great War Project: Retrospective - Mike Shuster | @15:15
  • Introducing the A.E.F. Memorial Corps - Host | @25:15
  • New Digital Download: Hello Girls Single - Host | @27:35
  • Articles & Posts: Weekly Dispatch - Host | @31:00

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World War I - THEN

100 Years Ago This Week

Red Summer 1919 - Dr. Jeffrey Sammons








Henry, Charles, “Remembering the Red Summer of 1919, UC Berkeley Blog, https://blogs.berkeley.edu/2019/03/02/remembering-the-red-summer-of-1919/

Klinker, Adam, “The Legacy of 1919,” Creighton Magazine,


Krugler, David, 1919, the Year of Racial Violence: How African Americans Fought Back, 2014

Railton, Ben, “Racial Terrorism and the Red Summer of 1919.” Saturday Evening Post, June 19, 2019


Tabler, Dave, “Knoxville’s Red Summer of 1919,”


Williams, Chad, “African American Veterans Hoped Their Service in World War I Would Secure Their Rights at Home. It Didn’t,” Time, November 12, 2018, https://time.com/5450336/african-american-veterans-wwi/

Race Riots of 1919 (a partial map)


World War I - NOW

The Great War Project - Mike Shuster



Commission News: Announcing A.E.F. Memorial Corps

The VFW Convention starts Saturday, July 20 and runs through the 24th in Orlando.

Link: https://www.vfw.org/media-and-events/120th-vfw-national-convention

Remembering Veterans

New Digital Download: Hello Girls Promo

Link: http://ww1cc.org/hello

Articles and Posts

Highlight from the Dispatch Newsletter - Host

Link: http://ww1cc.org/dispatch



The U.S. World War One Centennial Commission

Pritzker Military Museum and Library

The Doughboy Foundation


Executive Producer: Dan Dayton

Producer & Host: Theo Mayer

Line Producer: Juliette Cowall

Written by: Theo Mayer and David Kramer

Special guests:

Dr. Jeffrey Sammons

Mike Shuster

Interview Editing

Mac Nelsen
Tim Crowe

Research and support: JL Michaud


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