War Heroes in History

The Battle of Henry Johnson

Henry Johnson and Needham Roberts, soldiers in the all-Black 39th Infantry Regiment of Harlem, were America’s first heroes in World War I

“On May 15, 1918, Henry Johnson became a legend,” — President Barack Obama

Our Colored Heroes (1918), by E.G. Renesch of Chicago, dramatized Johnson’s actions in war.
Our Colored Heroes (1918), by E.G. Renesch of Chicago, dramatized Johnson’s actions in war. Public domain.