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The Golden Thirteen Recollections of the First Black Naval Officers

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In January 1944 sixteen black enlisted men gathered at the Great Lakes Naval Training Station in Illinois to begin a cram course that would turn them into the U.S. Navy's first African-American officers on active duty. The men believed they could set back the course of racial justice if they failed and banded together so all would succeed. Despite the demanding pace, all ...more
Paperback, 336 pages
Published March 14th 2003 by US Naval Institute Press (first published February 1993)
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