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The Forgotten First: B-1 and the Integration of the Modern Navy

Alex Albright’s 2013 history of the first African-Americans to serve in the modern Navy at general rating. Most were students at NC A and T College in Greensboro when they mustered in to service in Raleigh on May 27, 1942 as musicians. Duty stations were Norfolk, Chapel Hil, and Pearl Harbor.