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Fighting On Two Fronts During World War Ii: The Montford Point Marines And The Civil Rights Struggle

Panel discussion about the Marine Corps's first Black Marines. Recruited in 1942 by an executive order of President Roosevelt, the Montford Point Marines were the first African American Marines. Thousands of black men received basic training at the segregated Camp Montford Point in North Carolina. Between 1942 and 1949, more than 20,000 men were trained at Montford Point. On 27 June 2012, the Congressional Gold Medal was awarded to the Montford Point Marines.

Location: Central Public Library, 330 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101 Google Map

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