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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:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Between Reconstruction and the beginning of World War II, only five black men were admitted to the United States Naval Academy. This book examines the black community's efforts to integrate the Naval  Read more...

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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 p. : ill. ; 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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"My first personal experience with racial integration began when an African-American student, Wesley Brown, entered the U.S. Naval Academy in 1945. We both ran cross-country during the year that we Read more...

 
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