The Department of Defense Celebrates
Cragin Asks Military, Civilians to Improve Race Relations
Feb. 16, 2001 — DoD has made great strides in equal opportunity, but the journey has not ended, Charles L. Cragin told the standing room only crowd in the Pentagon auditorium during DoD's African American History Month observance, Feb. 8.

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Some People Uncomfortable With Ethnic Observances, General Says
Feb. 14, 2001 — "I'm a little anxious about the subject of African American History Month because a lot of people are uncomfortable with that subject," Marine Corps Maj. Gen. Clifford L. Stanley told the packed Pentagon auditorium here Feb. 8.

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African-Americans in the Navy

Feb. 1, 2001 —- Blacks have served in the Navy since before there was a republic, but their contributions — even their numbers — aren't widely known.

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AFPS Article

Jan. 12, 2001 —
I've learned as an adult that there is so much more African-American history than was taught to me, as a child.

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Medal of Honor Wars and Campaigns
List of U.S. Wars and Campaigns
This list of African-Americans are categorized by a particular war or campaign ranging from the Civil War to the Vietnam War.
A Brief History — The Medal of Honor
Congressional Medal of Honor Society
Presidential Proclamation
In 1915, Carter Godwin Woodson, the father of Black history, founded the Association for the Study of African-American Life and History. Each February, the Association proposes a theme to guide the celebration of National African American History Month.
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National Park Service Civil War Soilders and Sailors
National Park Service - History of African Americans in the Civil War

History of African-Americans in the Civil War
"Once let the black man get upon his person the brass letters, U.S., let him get an eagle on his button, and a musket on his shoulder and bullets in his pockets, and there is no power on earth which can deny that he has earned the right to citizenship in the United States." — Frederick Douglass

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National Park Service-The Underground Railroad
National Park Service
The recent growth in the study and interpretation of African- American History within the National Park Service illustrates the comprehensive attempt by many park units to tell their parts of this story to the American people.
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U.S. Postal Service Celebrates Black History Month
U.S. Postal Service Celebrates Black History Month
Roy Wilkins
African Americans in U. S. Army History
United States Army
The integration of the armed forces was a momentous event in our military and national history; it represented a milestone in the development of the armed forces and the fulfillment of the democratic ideal. The existence of integrated rather than segregated armed forces is an important factor in our military establishment today.
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Photos of African-Americans in the Military

 Buffalo Soldiers on the
 Eve  of War

African-Americans in WWII


African-Americans in the Navy

U.S. Coast Guard
African-American History in the
Coast Guard

The first commissioned officer was Hopley Yeaton, commanding officer of the SCAMMEl. Yeaton owned a slave named Senegal who served Yeaton on many cruises. Alexander Hamilton’s request for "ten boats" for the protection of revenue specified each be armed with swivels, small cannons on a revolving base that could be turned and fired in every direction.
This exhibit marks the publication of The African-American Mosaic: A Library of Congress Resource Guide for the Study of Black History and Culture.
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NASA - African-American Astronauts
African-American Astronauts
JSC's employees represent the diversity of our community. In the spirit of Black History Month, JSC is highlighting the achievements of African-Americans at NASA.

African-Americans in U.S. Navy History
Ships named after African-Americans
African-Americans have served in the U.S. Navy since its beginnings. They have worked for the Navy as civilians and have provided it with important services from other walks of life. This section presents a broad selection of our images that relate to African-Americans and their relationships with the United States Navy.

Medal of Honor Wars and Campaigns

African-American History
in the Marine Corps

The first African-American to wear the Marine uniform, and all African-American Marines who served in World War II, received their training at this complex on Camp Lejeune's Montford Point.

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