TITLE

Montford Point MARINES

AUTHOR(S)
Thompson, Neal
PUB. DATE
November 2005
SOURCE
U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings;Nov2005, Vol. 131 Issue 11, p32
SOURCE TYPE
Conference Proceeding
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents information on the history of U.S. Marine Corps. At the start of World War II. the Army and Navy had already begun integrating minorities into their ranks, but the Marine Corps lagged behind. In fact, Commandant Thomas Holcomb said in 1941 that he'd rather have 5,000 white Marines than 250,000 blacks, and often suggested that African Americans seek military service in the Army. Such altitudes began to change, often by fiat, after President Franklin D. Roosevelt in July 1941 signed Executive Order No. 8802, which prohibited employment discrimination. Initially aimed at preventing discriminatory hiring among defense contractors, the order led to broader integration in the military.
ACCESSION #
18805102

 

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