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3rd Tuesday: How NC A&T and UNC Integrated the Modern U.S. Navy

Event Description

Presenter: Alex Albright

B-1 was the first and youngest of over 100 African American bands used by the Navy during WWII. In May 1944, the B-1s were transfered to Pearl Harbor in hopes of quelling racial disturbances. To better understand their story, Albright will summarize the history of blacks and musicians in the U.S. military and explain the complicated racial dynamics of North Carolina. 

Reservations required! Call the museum to reserve your seat: 910-477-5151
Lecture held at Southport Community Building at 223 E. Bay St. 

This lecture is made possible by a grant through the North Carolina Humanitites Council.

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