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Breaking the Race Barrier: The Navy B-1 Band

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Military branches still racially segregated troops during World War II but the Navy decided to break with traditional roles for black seamen when it formed the B-1 Band. The state's best black musicians comprised this musical troop which would be the first time black seamen served in any other naval position outside of the galleys.