AfriGeneas Military Research Forum Archive
Sure could use some help on the straight story re Gen. Pershing's nickname of Black Jack.
Another story--"Black Jack" was an AEF (l9l7-l8) press-sanitized version of the original name--also given by the Kaydets--that had used the "N" word.
Both names, of course, go to the issue of race the preception (and the reception) of blacks within the Old Army
Would appreciate citations/references with any answer.
PS: Sharon--I know for sure that Pershing was not hiding behind the cotton bales with Andy Jackson at New Orleans--so the nickname does not go back that far.