Corporal Freddie Stowers

In some ways, Freddie Stowers was just a typical South Carolina farm boy who hadn’t “been anywhere” . . . when he got an all-expenses-paid trip to France in the spring of 1918 — thanks to the U.S. Army. He also happened to be Black . . . and he also happened to be the first Black American soldier from World War I to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor.

In honor of the sacrificial courage of this young South Carolinian, and in honor of Black History Month, join Chumley on location in Anderson, South Carolina, and with an antique map of the battle front, to explore the inspiring story of Corporal Freddie Stowers.

Click below to watch the video, and let’s explore.