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7:00 pm: B1: How NC A&T and UNC Integrated the Modern US Navy
April 16, 2019 –
Southport Community Building
223 E. Bay St
Southport, NC 28461
Lecturer: Alex Albright
B-1 was the first and youngest of over 100 African American bands used by the Navy during WWII. In May 1944, the B-1s were transferred to Pearl Harbor in hopes to quell racial disturbances. To better understand their story, Albright will summarize the history of blacks and musicians in the U.S. military and explain the complicated racial dynamics of North Carolina.
This lecture was made possible by a grant through the North Carolina Humanities Council, a statewide nonprofit and affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Find out more about their organization here!
Registration required! Call 910.477.5151 to reserve your seat!
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