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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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"Breaking the Color Barrier examines the black community's efforts to integrate the Naval Academy, as well as the experiences that black midshipmen encountered at Annapolis. Historian Robert J. Schneller, Jr., analyzes how the Academy responded to demands for integration from black and white civilians, civil rights activists, and politicians, as well as what life at the Academy was like for black midshipmen and the  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 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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