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African American Lives 2 -- Hosted by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
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mother stationed Germany, Russia 1890s Silas City North Caroline passed down from generation

My father was born during 1890 in Silas City North Caroline. He listed in the Army( World War 1). He did not finished school but he was a very intelligent man. He told me when a Black person enlisted in the military. They had two jobs to pick from. Jobs were to become a cook or clean toilets, so he became a cook. He was an outstanding cook. He taught me a lot.

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