First and only all-black battalion in Canadian military history showcased at the Military Museums

The Homestretch

Back in 1914, there were hundreds of black Canadians who wanted to fight for Canada during World War I but they were turned away because they were told it was "a white man's war". But two years later, the Canadian government authorized the first and only all-black battalion in Canadian military history. This relatively unknown piece of history is being showcased at The Military Museums in Calgary in recognition of Black History Month. Al Ross is a military buff and the volunteer researcher who curated the exhibit that opened today.

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