Courtesy of State Historical Society of Iowa, 27 December 1917
This brief newspaper article details Lieutenant Hal Short’s experiences while training at Camp Dodge during his visit to Iowa City in 1917.
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- What does Lieutenant Hal Short report are the conditions for African Americans at Camp Dodge? Using your background knowledge, does this report support or contradict your perceptions of Camp Dodge and/or the treatment of African-American cadets in training?
- Why do you think this eyewitness account would be worthy of printing in the newspaper for readers to see?