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The Pea Island Lifesavers: Black Surfmen Remembered


Abstract:
In 1880, the Outer Banks Pea Island Lifesaving Station was the nation's only station entirely manned by Blacks. Led by Richard Etheridge, the men earned a reputation for skill and courage during Reconstruction, a time of prejudice and racial tension.
Source:
Coastwatch (NoCar QH 91 A1 N62x), Vol. Issue , May/June 1995, p2-9, il, por  (Periodical website)
Record #:
2323