Addie Hunton

Addie Hunton, YMCA worker for American soldiers in World War I in France; Addie Hunton greeting African American troops in France during World War I

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Addie Hunton, YMCA worker for American soldiers in World War I in France

Addie Hunton worked for the YWCA starting in 1907, focusing on social welfare efforts among Black communities. When World War I broke out she joined the YMCA and was one of three Black women assigned to work with segregated Black troops in France.

Photo circa 1918

Kautz Family YMCA Archives

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Addie Hunton