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N. Daniels. "A Valiant Negro Soldier. Dislodging a Spanish Sharpshooter on the eight-mile march toward San Juan Hill," ca. 1898.
NYPL, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division

Renderings such as this of valiant and decisive African American actions in the war were proudly cherished by black families. Popular prints highlighted the crucial intervention of black troops in the battles of the Santiago campaign. These images promoted a countercultural reaction against attempts to restrict war glory to white regiments.

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