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Diary Provides Black Soldier's View of WWI

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Diary Provides Black Soldier's View of WWI

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Diary Provides Black Soldier's View of WWI

Diary Provides Black Soldier's View of WWI

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Last winter, retired Washington, D.C., school teacher Gretchen Roberts-Shorter discovered in her attic a diary written by an African-American soldier in World War I. It's a rare account of the Great War from a black perspective. Roberts-Shorter speaks with NPR's Renee Montagne.