Trailblazers; 1st Black Marines to fight in WWII

By Eric Seals, Detroit Free Press, November 2011
Filed under: Video

Video that I shot & produced on the Montford Marines, the 1st Black Marines to fight for their country during WWII. Of the 20,000 a little more than 200 are still living. Congress will soon bestow on them one of the highest honors in our country the Congressional Gold Medal. Now in their late 80's some of the 1st Blacks in the US Marine Corps known as the Montford Marines talk about their experiences serving their country in World War II. While fighting in the South Pacific they were being discriminated against at home & abroad but will soon get their due respect. Eric Seals/Detroit Free Press eseals@freepress.com

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