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The First Negro Marines

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June 1, 1942 marked the first time African Americans were allowed to enlist in the Marine Corps. For 167 years the Corps remained segregated. A camp opened called the Negro Marine camp at Montford Point at Camp Lejeune, New River. Howard P. Perry, a native of Charlotte, became the first African American to enroll in the Corps.
The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 11 Issue 6, July 1943, p8-9, por