Black Soldier - Knows 7 Languages

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Although the 1925 War College Report alleges that African-Americans are mentally inferior to their white counterparts, people like Lloyd A. Taylor - who spoke seven languages - proved the report inaccurate.

This photo of Pvt. Taylor is maintained at the National Archives and has the following description:

Pvt. Lloyd A. Taylor, 21-year-old transportation dispatcher at Mitchel Field, New York City, who knows Latin, Greek, Spanish, French, German, and Japanese, studies a book on Chinese.  A former medical student at Temple University, he passes two hours a day studying languages as a hobby.


Media Credits

Image from Record Group 208:  Records of the Office of War Information, 1926 - 1951.  Online, courtesy U.S. National Archives, ARC Identifier 535873.


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