Kent County African American Veterans

Veterans are the past and present protectors of our land. Their willingness to defend our country is the reason we are all can say we live in the land of the free. Throughout every war in America’s history, African Americans from Kent County have made contributions to protect our nation and defend democracy. Research conducted at Sumner Hall reveals that over 1000 Kent County African Americans have served in the military over the past four centuries, and those are only veterans that have been documented so far. Please feel free to look through the documents and tables below to learn about these African American Veterans from Kent County.

Learn more about African American Veterans from Kent County’s contributions in each War
by clicking the buttons below

Civil War – A Study by George Shivers

World War 1

World War 2

Vietnam War

Korean War

Desert Storm

Non-Major War Service

Colored Troops Military

Under Research