The Marines of Montford Point : America's first Black Marines / Melton A. McLaurin.

With an executive order from President Franklin Roosevelt in 1941, the United States Marine Corps--the last all-white branch of the U.S. military--was forced to begin recruiting and enlisting African Americans. The first black recruits received basic training at the segregated Camp Montford Point, a...

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Main Author: McLaurin, Melton Alonza (Author)
Format: eBook
Published: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2007]
Online Access:Click for online access
Table of Contents:
  • Home towns
  • Joining up
  • Getting there
  • Training at Montford Point
  • Resisting segregation in the civilian world
  • Fighting segregation in the Corps
  • Combat and service: World War II
  • Combat and service: Korea and Vietnam
  • Legacy
  • Epilogue: interviewee biographies.