Abe Thurman Oral History Interview

October 25, 2002
Oral History #OH0216
Albright, Alex; Dembo, Jonathan, 1948-; Thurman, Abe, 1922-2016
Physical description
0.005 Cubic Feet, 1 audiocassette, 1.5 hours, no transcription
Preferred Citation
Abe Thurman Oral History Interview (#OH0216), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
ECU Manuscript Collection
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The U. S. Navy B-1 Band was the first all-African American band in the U. S. Navy during World War II. See also U.S. Navy B-1 Band Group Interviews OH #213.1-213.4; Interview with John Gilmer, OH #214; and Interview with Simeon O. Holloway, OH #215.

Biographical/historical information

Member, U. S. Navy B-1 Band. Played trumpet, flute and piccolo.

The U.S. Navy B-1 Band was the first all-African-American band in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

Administrative information
Processing information

Encoded by Nanette Hardison, October 27, 2008

Copyright notice

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General note


Key terms
Personal Names
Thurman, Abe, 1922-2016
Corporate Names
United States Navy B-1 Band
United States. Navy--African American troops--Interviews
African American musicians--Interviews
World War, 1939-1945