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eastern, join american history tv for a live tour of the american revolution in philadelphia. the president and the vice introducewill artifacts and exhibits throughout the museum, including george washington's war tent and a piece of the old northbridge from the battle of concord. hear stories about the american revolution. you can participate in the live program with your programs and tweets. watch american history tv, live from the museum of the american revolution, thursday at 7:00 tm eastern on c-span3. -- 7:00 p.m. eastern on c-span3. unfoldan, where history daily. c-span was created as a public service by america's television companies. that is brought to you today by your cable or satellite provider. >> 2017 marks the centennial of
the u.s. entry into world war i. up next on american history tv's real america, a 1977 documentary about world war i's harlem health fighters. soldiers of the 359th u.s. infantry unit. in all-black unit that served with the french army. they were served to the french army because they needed men and rifts --e americans refused to serve a lot of african-americans. it is told by world war i veteran himself or it -- himself. -- in aoys and up will platoon commander by lieutenant pratt. they're holding out a certain , it seems that we always had listened posts. >> if you don't know what a listen post was, it is nothing like korea or vietnam.
the troops are hold in a trench. every night they have a post set up, maybe 200 or 300 feet from the main body in the trench. every night they put two men out there just to listen and warn us if there is a sneak attack. >> of course they were doing the same thing. on this particular night, henry johnson, who was one of heroesater theories -- when the germans attacked them listen post. approximately 24 germans attacked. almostslugged immediately and johnson fought them off. around, he he swung do for it -- he defeated the 24
germans. ,e had 21 wounds in his body but he refused to die. we finally got out there in the morning and drag their bodies back. they were not dead and both lived. the side effect, today they are both gone. i could say almost anything because most all of them are gone. i am 75 years old and i was only's evan tien then. amre are not many -- and i -- i was only 17 then. there are not many guys who can contradict what i tell you. ch monday at 8:00 and 11:00 eastern here on american history tv.
join american history tv on 6,an3 this thursday, july for a live program from the new museum of the american revolution in philadelphia. we'll be joined by top museum staff to learn about their artifacts and exhibits, and they will field your questions on the american revolution. next, we learn about artifacts discovered during the construction of the museum in philadelphia which is two blocks from independence hall. >> before constructing the museum, a team of archaeologists excavated the site a few blocks from independence hall and in the process eventually uncovered about 82,000 independent artifacts. up next on american history tv's "american artifacts," we will see a series of these objects and learn about the history of philadelphia from the 18th century up to the 1940's. >> i'm scott stevenson, vic