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Black History: All Aboard to Yaphank, the Great War, and Obscurity They stand looking at the camera, their faces neutral, their armbands reading “LIRR Jamaica.” These five men from Queens are draftees, waiting at the Jamaica Long Island Rail Road...
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Five young men from Jamaica, Queens wait for the train to take them to boot camp History Library Black History Month, Buffalo Soldiers, influenza, Jamaica, LIRR, Long Island Rail Road, racism, World War I, WWI, Yaphank jwalsh
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