200 Alabama Bicentennial

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"Genuine jazz for the Yankee wounded."

"In the courtyard of a Paris hospital for the American wounded, an American negro military band, led by Lt. James R. Europe, entertains the patients with real American jazz." This photograph shows African American musicians in the 369th Infantry Regiment band led by James Reese Europe, a native of Mobile.

Creator: US Army Signal Corps
Date: 1918
Repository: Library of Congress
Format: Photograph

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