RACES: Black Pilgrims

Last week 56 Negro Gold Star mothers and widows, guests of the U. S. Government, sailed out of New York Harbor aboard the American Merchant to visit the graves of their soldier sons and husbands in France. They had the vessel all to themselves. They seemed satisfied. But behind were left 53 other Negro Gold Star mothers and widows who were not satisfied, who had refused to make the trip, as a protest against the War Department policy of segregating them on a ship apart from white pilgrims.

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