Abe Thurman oral history interview, October 25, 2002

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Abe Thurman oral history interview, October 25, 2002
Interview with Abe Thurman (1922-2016). Thurman was an African American educator, musician, politician, and veteran of the United States Navy. A native of Newark, N.J., Thurman attended North Carolina A&T College prior to his enlistment in the United States Navy. Thurman was assigned to the United States Navy B-1 Band, the first all-African American Navy Band, during World War II. Thurman played the trumpet, flute, and piccolo in the band and was known to his fellow sailors by his nickname "Cecil."
October 25, 2002
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oral histories
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East Carolina Manuscript Collection
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