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"Breaking a tradition of 167 years, the U.S. Marine Corps started enlisting Negroes on June 1, 1942. The first class of 1,200 Negro volunteers began their training 3 months later as members of the 51st Composite Defense Battalion at Montford Point, a section of the 200-square-mile Marine Base, Camp Lejeune, at New River, NC. The first Negro to enlist was Howard P. Perry shown here.", ca. 1941 - ca. 1945

ARC Identifier 535870 / Local Identifier 208-NP-10KK-1

Item from Record Group 208: Records of the Office of War Information, 1926 - 1951

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Creator(s):Office for Emergency Management. Office of War Information. Domestic Operations Branch. News Bureau. (06/13/1942 - 09/15/1945)
Type(s) of Archival Materials:Photographs and other Graphic Materials
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National Archives at College Park - Still Pictures (RD-DC-S), National Archives at College Park, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD, 20740-6001. PHONE: 301-837-0561; FAX: 301-837-3621; EMAIL: stillpix@nara.gov.

 
Coverage Dates:ca. 1941 - ca. 1945
Part Of:Series: Negro Activities in Industry, Government, and the Armed Forces, compiled 1941 - 1945
Access Restriction(s):Unrestricted
Use Restriction(s):Unrestricted
 
Variant Control Number(s):NAIL Control Number: NWDNS-208-NP-10KK-1
Select List Identifier: AFRO/AM LIST #93
 
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