Breaking the Color Barrier: The U.S. Naval Academy
Robert Schneller talked about his book Breaking the Color Barrier: The U.S. Naval Academy’s First Black Midshipmen and the Struggle for Racial Equality, published by New York University Press. In the book Mr. Schneller details the integration of the Navy officer corps, focusing on story of Wesley Brown, who on June 3, 1949 became the first African-American to graduate from the U.S. Naval Academy. After Mr. Schneller talked about how he came to write the book, retired Lieutenant Commander Wesley Brown talked about his experiences at the Academy and the history of integration in the military. They answered questions from members of the audience. close
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Wesley A. Brown Lieutenant Commander (Retired) U.S. Navy
Robert J. Schneller Jr. Historian U.S. Naval Historical Center->Contemporary History Branch
George Watt Jr. President and CEO U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association and Foundation
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