U.S. Navy - "All-Negro Units"

U.S. Navy -

When the 1925 War College report stated that if "the negro makes good the way is left open for him to go into combat eventually with all-negro units," the writers were also talking about "all-negro" ships.

The USS Mason was the "first predominately Negro ship commissioned," and all of its enlisted personnel were African-Americans.  The ship - and two of its crewmates - are seen, in this photo, at the Boston Naval Yard.

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Media Credits

Photo online, courtesy U. S. National Archives - ARC identifier 4700166. 

Original photo location:  NARA's Northeast Region (Boston) (NRAAB), 380 Trapelo Road, Waltham, MA, 02452-6399. 


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