Group portrait of African American officers standing in front of a building at the Fort Des Moines Provisional Army Officer Training School in Des Moines, Iowa, in 1917

World War I Officers Reserve Training Camp at Fort Des Moines

Cropped photograph shows a large group portrait of African American officers from the 5th Provisional Company seated and standing in front of a building at the Fort Des Moines Provisional Army Officer Training School in Des Moines, Iowa, in 1917.


"5th Provisional Company officers reserve training Camp Ft. Des Moines Ia." Photograph. 1917. From Library of Congress, William Henry Richards Collection within the Robert H. McNeill Family Collections. http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/2016652396/ (accessed March 22, 2017),