1890s: Spanish American War
This section contains imagery of African Americans who served in the last decade of the 19th Century and during the Spanish American War.
A model of USS Brooklyn (Armored Cruiser #3), one of the ships shown below, is on display in the Spanish American War section at the National Museum of the U.S. Navy in Building 76.
Image: NH 80782: USS Newark (Cruiser #1), 1898. Two African American crewmembers. NHHC Photograph Collection.