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1890s: Spanish American War

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.

Other resources:

Downloadable African American Pamphlet

NHHC African American Experience

Image:   NH 80782:  USS Newark (Cruiser #1), 1898.   Two African American crewmembers.  NHHC Photograph Collection.