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7:00 pm

The Right to Fight and Serve: The Montford Point Marines

July 31 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library, 111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, 49503 United States

In June of 1941, Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 8802, the first presidential decree issued on race since the Reconstruction era. The order barred government agencies and federal contractors, including the armed services, from refusing employment on the basis of race, creed, color, or national origin. For the first time, Marines would be required […]

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