During WWI, a group of African American soldiers from the Pittsburgh area waged a campaign to to serve in a combat unit rather than a service battalion. They would later be organized into the 351st Field Artillery Regiment at Camp Meade, Maryland. In 1918, the regiment deployed to France where it served in combat during the last weeks of the war. In this episode of the African American Experience, we talk with Samuel Black about the history of the regiment. Black is the director of African American Programs at the Heinz History Center in Pittsburgh.