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Race Relations and World War 1
OVERVIEW
WW1 generated jobs and gave black soldiers a glimpse of greater equality.
German propaganda challenged black Americans as to what they were fighting for and why ­
particularly when they were treated as second class citizens.

EFFECTS OF WW1
When returned from war…

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Garvey appealed to racial pride and has a serious love of pageantry, as typified by his
`President of Africa' uniform.
By 1925, half a million urban blacks, frustrated but the lack of change after WW1 joined the
UNIA.

GARVEY: SAINT OR SINNER?
Frightened and alienated many members of his race.…

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