The Golden Thirteen : Recollections of the First Black Naval Officers.

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Author / Creator:Stillwell, Paul L.
Imprint:Annopolis : Naval Institute Press, 2013.
Description:1 online resource (484 pages)
Language:English
Subject:United States. -- Navy -- African Americans.
United States. -- Navy -- Officers.
United States. -- Navy.
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Marine & Naval.
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Military Science.
Armed Forces -- African Americans.
Armed Forces -- Officers.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11201918
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ISBN:9781612511627
1612511627
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Summary:Foreword by Colin L. Powell. 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 sixteen passed the course. Twelve were commissioned as ensigns and a thirteenth was made a warrant officer. Years later these pioneers came to be known as the Golden Thirteen, but at the outse.
Other form:Print version: Stillwell, Paul L. Golden Thirteen : Recollections of the First Black Naval Officers. Annopolis : Naval Institute Press, ©2013 9781591148401