PHOENIX – From the 1920s through the 1940s, three infantry divisions out of Fort Huachuca in Arizona published newspapers to keep the troops and their families apprised of the work they were doing on and off the battlefield. African American men comprised the 25th, 92nd, and 93rd Infantry Divisions. The Bullet, the 93d Blue Helmet, and the 92d Buffalo newspapers included global and local community news, and covered segregation, personnel changes, local sports, and other events. The publications also covered news about the Women’s Army Corps.
“Together, these three newspapers help tell the story of African American soldiers at Fort Huachuca, Arizona just prior to, and during, World War II. They offer insight into an important chapter of Arizona’s Black history,” said Sativa Peterson, State of Arizona Research Library’s news content program manager.
Digitization of these newspapers comes courtesy of a partnership between the State of Arizona Research Library and the Fort Huachuca Museum. Researchers using these newspapers from the 1930s to the 1940s can find and view them indefinitely using any digital device at http://go.azsos.gov/africanamericannews or http://go.azsos.gov/militarynews.
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