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Abe Thurman Oral History Interview, October 25, 2002

(Oral History #OH0216)

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Title: Abe Thurman Oral History Interview
Creators: Albright, Alex
Dembo, Jonathan, 1948-
Thurman, Abe
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Abstract: 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.
Extent: 0.0050 Cubic feet, 1 audiocassette, 1.5 hours, no transcription.

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General note

1942-1945

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Restrictions pending

Copyright Notice

Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

Preferred Citation

Abe Thurman Oral History Interview (#OH0216), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Processing Information

  • Encoded by Nanette Hardison, October 27, 2008


Biographical / Historical Note Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

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.

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