Published October 19, 1995
by Winston-Derek Publishers .
Written in English
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||144|
The Marines of Montford Point: America's First Black Marines Hardcover – Febru /5(48). The first black recruits received basic training at the segregated Camp Montford Point, adjacent to Camp Lejeune, near Jacksonville, North Carolina. This book, in conjunction with the documentary film of the same name, tells the /5. The Paperback of the The Marines of Montford Point: America's First Black Marines by Melton A. McLaurin at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $35 or moreBrand: The University of North Carolina Press. The Marines speak with flashes of anger and humor, sometimes with sorrow, sometimes with great wisdom, and always with a pride fostered by incredible accomplishment in the face of adversity. This book serves to recognize and to honor the men who desegregated the Marine Corps and loyally served their country in three major wars.
The first black recruits received basic training at the segregated Camp Montford Point, adjacent to Camp Lejeune, near Jacksonville, North Carolina. Excerpt This project began with a chance conversation in the spring of with Dr. Clarence Willie, Lieutenant Colonel, Retired, United States Marine Corps. In honor of Black History Month, today we look at the Montford Point Marines of World War II (). “Montford Point Marines” was the nickname given to the first African American units to serve in the United States Marine troops trained at Montford Point Camp in Jacksonville, North Carolina, from to Montford Point was a racially segregated . The Story of the First Black Marine. The young Marine pictured, Howard P. Perry, is black. Private Perry was the first African-American Marine recruit in years. The first African American segment of the United States marine corps. In this book we find out the struggles they went threw because of the racial barrier as well as the political implications that were going on at the time. This was a very inspiring book and it reminds people of the cost of freedom. Nothing was easy for the black marines.
The United States Marine Corps (USMC) is a desegregated force, made up of troops of all races working and fighting alongside each other. In and , a dozen Black American Marines served in the American Revolutionary War, but from to , the USMC followed a racially discriminatory policy of denying African Americans the opportunity to serve as Marines. All they knew was the Marines were accepting blacks and they wanted in. They would be in the first wave of the nearly eight years of Montford Point’s existence, which produced nea black Marines and closed permanently in when the . On Febru , he was promoted to brigadier general, becoming the first African-American general in the Marine Corps. In May , he advanced to the rank of major general and on 12 June , he was promoted to lieutenant general. Petersen relinquished duties as the Commanding General, Battles/wars: Korean War, Vietnam War. With an executive order from President Franklin Roosevelt in , 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, adjacent to Camp Lejeune, Cited by: 3.