Statue of Harem Hellfighter Henry Johnson
Today we will finish World War I with an examination of two American heroes(along with a short look at Harlem Hellfighter, Henry Johnson). Sargeant Alvin York and Eugene Bullard. Alvin York was from the mountains of East Tennessee and he single-handedly captured an entire battalion. He killed at least 25 enemy German soldiers while capturing 132. In 1941 a Hollywood movie hit theaters portraying York’s act of heroism.
After watchin a video about Alvin York we will watch a video about Eugene Bullard, read a short biography, and then answer constructed response questions. Eugene was known as the black swallow and he was the world’s first black combat pilot. Before the Tuskegee Airmen, there was Eugene Bullard.
You can use the textbook link above, the glossaries or the powerpoints below to complete the Study Guide