Mack Franklin First World War Correspondence Collection

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Postal service, Knights of Columbus, July 1919, Fort Myer, Virginia, cavalry, U.S.A., troop "k", Bar Harbor, Maine, cavalry, African-Americans, protest, correspondence, personal narratives, personal stories, combat, race, racism, outrages, civilians, crime, discontent, death, wounded, injury, injured, racial stereotyping, racial slur, race, racism, riot, self-determination, Washington, Race Riot 1919, Red Summer 1919, munitions, homesickness, rainy weather, bad weather, boredom, agriculture, culture, social customs, Texas, returning home

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Lora W. Stanley; World War I; World War One; July 22, 1919; World War, 1914 1918; Army; United States. Army ; War and Civilization -- History -- 20th Century; United States; United States Cavalry; United States. Army. Cavalry Regiment, 3rd; U.S.A.; Bar Harbor (Me.) -- History -- 20th century; Washington (D.C.) -- History -- 20th Century; Washington (D.C.) -- Race Relations -- 20th Century; Washington (D.C.) -- Social Conditions -- 20th Century; Washington (D.C.) -- Politics and Government -- 20th Century;


This collection contains letters by United States Army Private Mack E. Franklin written to Lora Stanley, his friend's cousin's wife, during the First World War. In some of his letters, written while in the U. S. Army, Pvt. Franklin wrote about a riot between blacks and whites in Washington D.C. (July 22, 1919) and a patrol around the Mexican border looking for bandits (August 6, 1919). Mack E. Franklin was friends with Albert Parsons (in acc# 2014.015.w).


2014.160.w.r_ Franklin _worldwarone_1919-07-22_003



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