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Breaking the color barrier : the U.S. Naval Academy's first black midshipmen and the struggle for racial equality

Author: Robert John Schneller
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The African-American Community's Battle to Combat the U.S. Naval Academy's Legacy of Racism

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Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert John Schneller
ISBN: 0814740138 9780814740132
OCLC Number: 56733155
Description: xii, 331 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. I. The glorious failure : Reconstruction and the Naval Academy, 1872-1876. "Not--
their equals socially" --
"Speechless walls as companions" --
pt. II. Persona non grata : Jim Crow and the Naval Academy, 1877-1941. Segregation by occupation --
"Railroaded out of Navy" --
"They shall not pass" --
pt. III. Breaking the color barrier : World War II and the first black graduate, 1942-1949. Racial policy "revolution" --
The greater challenge --
Demerits by the bucketful --
Success and celebrity.
Responsibility: Robert J. Schneller, Jr.
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