369 Historical Society

369 Historical Society The Harlem Hellfighters were among the first African-American infantry regiments in the United States Army. Their heroic exploits in World War I not only e

The 369 Historical Society Museum is located at the end of 5th Ave and 142nd St in Harlem, NY. It is the only museum dedicated to collecting, preserving, exhibiting and interpreting the history of the WWI 369th Infantry Regiment, Harlem Hellfighters; for the purpose of educating the public about the history and contributions of African Americans and other minorities in the Military of the USA. The extensive collection consist of photographs and artifacts of the 369th soldiers from WWI to the present. A visit and tour of the Museum will tell you the story about the role of African Americans in the Military.

The 369 Historical Society Museum is located at the end of 5th Ave and 142nd St in Harlem, NY. It is the only museum dedicated to collecting, preserving, exhibiting and interpreting the history of the WWI 369th Infantry Regiment, Harlem Hellfighters; for the purpose of educating the public about the history and contributions of African Americans and other minorities in the Military of the USA. The extensive collection consist of photographs and artifacts of the 369th soldiers from WWI to the present. A visit and tour of the Museum will tell you the story about the role of African Americans in the Military.

Mission: The 369 Historical Society is an all volunteer non profit 501 (C) 3 organization, established to collect, preserve and maintain artifacts, books, papers, photographs, film and other articles touching on the history of the 369th Regiment (15th Infantry Regiment, NY 1917), and to perpetuate the memory of those soldiers who have made contributions to the history of the United States of America by presenting that information to the public.

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FrenchWarVeterans.com – Honoring the 369th Infantry Rgt. “Harlem Hellfighters”
02/16/2019
FrenchWarVeterans.com – Honoring the 369th Infantry Rgt. “Harlem Hellfighters”

FrenchWarVeterans.com – Honoring the 369th Infantry Rgt. “Harlem Hellfighters”

In the context of the 100th anniversary of the First World War a ceremony was held at the French Consulate General in New York in honor of the 369th US Infantry Regiment known as the Harlem Hellfighters. This regiment made up of African-American and Puerto Rican recruits distinguished itself in heav...

FrenchWarVeterans.com – Black History Month/Reception honoring African American Women in the Military: WWII and Beyond
02/16/2019
FrenchWarVeterans.com – Black History Month/Reception honoring African American Women in the Military: WWII and Beyond

FrenchWarVeterans.com – Black History Month/Reception honoring African American Women in the Military: WWII and Beyond

A reception hosted by Terrance C. Holliday, Commissioner of Veterans Affairs was held on February 27. Speakers included Capt. Ronald J. Williams Wells, US Navy Chaplain) Deputy Commissioner Ellen Flannelly, Stacey Cumberbatch, Dpt. of Administrative Services, Major General Joseph McNeil, USAF (Ret)....

Women In Military Service For America Memorial
02/13/2019

Women In Military Service For America Memorial

Today we honor Cathy Williams, the only known woman Buffalo Soldier. She served disguised as a man in the segregated Thirty-Eighth Infantry Regimen. She was born into slavery, and after being freed, she had to serve the US Army as a cook and laundress through battles and campaigns. After the Civil War, she enlisted with the Buffalo Soldiers as William Cathy and served for two years until her post surgeon discovered she was a woman.

The military offered this soldier the chance to “make my own living and not be dependent on relations or friends” and tales of Williams became popular. She was a trailblazer and quietly defied norms to find a better life, not knowing she was helping to pave the way for so many.

Bronx Woman Becomes First Black Female U-2 Pilot In History - Welcome2TheBronx™
02/11/2019
Bronx Woman Becomes First Black Female U-2 Pilot In History - Welcome2TheBronx™

Bronx Woman Becomes First Black Female U-2 Pilot In History - Welcome2TheBronx™

Lt. Col Merryl Tengesdal, a Bronx native, has become the first African-American female to ever pilot the U-2 — an ultra-high altitude reconnaissance aircraft used for intelligence gathering and can fly up to altitudes of 70,000 feet. The aircraft is celebrating 60 years this year in flight. Accord...

02/03/2019
Marine Corps Recruiting

Marine Corps Recruiting

The Montford Point Marines fought for the right to fight for their country. Breaking through racial barriers, they transformed the face of the Corps and became the first African Americans enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps.

During #BlackHistoryMonth, we remember the challenges faced by these Marines.

Black Veterans for Social Justice, Inc
01/30/2019

Black Veterans for Social Justice, Inc

The 369 Historical Society wishes to extend our deepest sympathy to the family of LTC Norman Easy. We will always rememb...
12/31/2018

The 369 Historical Society wishes to extend our deepest sympathy to the family of LTC Norman Easy. We will always remember his time working with the Historical Society to "Help Keep History Alive". He will be missed.

U.S Army W.T.F!  moments
12/30/2018

U.S Army W.T.F! moments

Richard Overton, the country's oldest World War II veteran, passed away at 112 years old Thursday.

Until Valhalla

12/28/2018
New York State Museum

New York State Museum

The New York State Museum wishes to express its most profound condolences upon the passing of LTC (Ret.) Norman Easy. We shall forever be grateful for his enthusiasm for history and, more importantly, his kindness of spirit. Our thoughts are with Norman’s family, friends, and colleagues during this difficult period.

FrenchWarVeterans.com – Harlem Hellfighters Commemoration
12/13/2018
FrenchWarVeterans.com – Harlem Hellfighters Commemoration

FrenchWarVeterans.com – Harlem Hellfighters Commemoration

The First World War was known as the “War to End All Wars” understably as many hoped the horrors they had lived through would never occur again. The war began in Europe in 1914 between European countries. The principal belligerents were Germany supported by members of the Triple Alliance and Fra...

FrenchWarVeterans.com – Honoring the 369th Infantry Rgt. “Harlem Hellfighters”
12/13/2018
FrenchWarVeterans.com – Honoring the 369th Infantry Rgt. “Harlem Hellfighters”

FrenchWarVeterans.com – Honoring the 369th Infantry Rgt. “Harlem Hellfighters”

In the context of the 100th anniversary of the First World War a ceremony was held at the French Consulate General in New York in honor of the 369th US Infantry Regiment known as the Harlem Hellfighters. This regiment made up of African-American and Puerto Rican recruits distinguished itself in heav...

It is time for the 369th Harlem Hellfighters to be recognized  like the Tuskegee Airmen and the Montford Point Marines.
11/12/2018
It's Time We Remember the Harlem Hellfighters

It is time for the 369th Harlem Hellfighters to be recognized like the Tuskegee Airmen and the Montford Point Marines.

Like the Tuskegee Airmen, who fought in WW 2, the Hellfighters deserve to be remembered for their heroism in the face of racist attacks in WW 1.

11/11/2018
2018 DBPORA 100th Anniversary Armistice Observance

2018 DBPORA 100th Anniversary Armistice Observance

This is the November 10, 2018 100th Anniversary Armistice Observance held at PFC Dorrance Brooks Square Park located at West 136th Street and Edgecombe Avenu...

Year Later, Hellfighters Feel Forgotten
10/21/2018
Year Later, Hellfighters Feel Forgotten

Year Later, Hellfighters Feel Forgotten

Archives | 1992 Year Later, Hellfighters Feel Forgotten By LYNDA RICHARDSONJAN. 26, 1992 Continue reading the main story Share This Page Continue reading the main story About the Archive This is a digitized version of an article from The Times’s print archive, before the start of online publicatio...

World War One Centennial Committee for New York City
09/18/2018

World War One Centennial Committee for New York City

The Ebony Doughboys reenactors from Maryland and New Jersey came to Governors Island National Monument for Camp Doughboy WWI History Weekend. These living historians represent the 36th Infantry, the Harlem Hellfighters. The event is held annually in September on Governors Island. Photo by Vlad Kfrg vpvisuals.com.

West Point gets 1st black superintendent in 216-year history
07/01/2018
West Point gets 1st black superintendent in 216-year history

West Point gets 1st black superintendent in 216-year history

Lt. Gen. Darryl A. Williams, a 1983 U.S. Military Academy graduate who has held high-ranking Army posts in Europe and Asia, will assume command as the academy's 60th superintendent during a ceremony Monday morning in West Point's Jefferson Hall.

Harlem Hellfighter Black History Month Dinner Committee
05/05/2018

Harlem Hellfighter Black History Month Dinner Committee

May I have the pleasure of introducing you to 2nd Lieutenant Lasheri Mayes - the first African American Female Infrantry Officer in the State of NY. That is Hooah! Just think all of you need to know that and pray for her success on a challenging career choice!

LTC Renee Ford, family and friends at her swearing in ceremony today at the Pentagon . The 369 Historical Society is ver...
05/04/2018

LTC Renee Ford, family and friends at her swearing in ceremony today at the Pentagon . The 369 Historical Society is very proud of you and wish you much success!

Promotion today, May 4th, to LTC Renee Ford.
05/04/2018

Promotion today, May 4th, to LTC Renee Ford.

Major Ford swearing in ceremony at the Pentagon today May 4, 2018 to LTC!Congratulations!
05/04/2018

Major Ford swearing in ceremony at the Pentagon today May 4, 2018 to LTC!
Congratulations!

Congratulations on your promotion!
05/04/2018

Congratulations on your promotion!

MIDEAST TENSIONS; Seasoned in Vietnam, 'Harlem Hell Fighters' Report to the Gulf
04/13/2018
MIDEAST TENSIONS; Seasoned in Vietnam, 'Harlem Hell Fighters' Report to the Gulf

MIDEAST TENSIONS; Seasoned in Vietnam, 'Harlem Hell Fighters' Report to the Gulf

Archives | 1990 MIDEAST TENSIONS; Seasoned in Vietnam, 'Harlem Hell Fighters' Report to the Gulf By GEORGE JAMES Continue reading the main story Share This Page Continue reading the main story View page in TimesMachine , Page 001014 The New York Times Archives They are members of the 369th Transport...

03/28/2018
The Legacy of the Harlem Hellfighters

The Legacy of the Harlem Hellfighters

Authorized in 1913, the 369th Infantry Regiment, formerly known as the 15th Infantry of the New York National Guard, was the first African American regiment ...

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Very nice article about the relationship between Sgt. Clinton Peterson & Capt. Hamilton Fish of Co. K. Peterson's memoirs are now published - My Year in France. I would love to give a program to the 369th Historical Society on his writings.
In going through the names of newly discovered men who served as replacements with the Hell Fighters, it appears that the Camp Lee April draft replacement company was also known as Co. I Replacement Company here in the states prior to shipping out. There are about three training camp companies whose men were almost exclusively forwarded to the 369th. However, not all the men returned with the regiment for various reasons, mostly illness or as wounded, and came back as part of "casual" companies. With this information, there are about 100 more men whose direct service with the regiment cannot at this time be confirmed, but who most likely did. This brings the total id'd replacement men in the unit to about 2150, plus the 2400 men of the original unit. That is over 4500 men identified!
Hi friends. Here is a regimental photo from 1917 - an amazing image. I believe the officer in front at 1:10 may be Jim Europe without his glasses.
For folks interested in some unique unit research, please see: https://www.facebook.com/FromHarlemtoHellandBack/
HI All is there any listing for the 369th officers in France in 1919 when the 369 th returned from France in Feb 1919 . My dad was a 2nd lt in the 369th and he came back in that year to camp Upton in NY. And i am trying to get more proof other than a newspaper clipping from his home state of Indiana. Thank you for any help I may be able to dig up.