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The Hidden Black History of the U.S. Navy

Happy Black History Month

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When the Imperial Japanese Navy sunk most of the US 7th Fleet in a surprise attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, America’s black sailors were restricted to serving as messmen or menial laboring deckhands. The heroism of Dorie Miller notwithstanding on that fateful morning in Hawaii, neither the collective mind of the US government nor that of…

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