Bicycle Corps: America's Black Army on Wheels

  • 2004
  • TV Show
  • None

The 25th Infantry's bicycle trip from Missoula, Mont., to St. Louis, Mo., in 1897 is recalled. The black infantry took the journey to test a theory that the bike would replace the horse for transporting men for the army. The documentary also examines the life of black soldiers at the turn of the century and features archival film, photographs and interviews...

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  • Premiered: February 20, 2004
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  • Premise: The 25th Infantry's bicycle trip from Missoula, Mont., to St. Louis, Mo., in 1897 is recalled. The black infantry took the journey to test a theory that the bike would replace the horse for transporting men for the army. The documentary also examines the l…

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