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Books

Dunn, James A. On Board the USS Mason: The World War II Diary of James A. Dunn, edited by Mansel G. Blackford. Columbus, Ohio State University Press, 1996. 130 p.
Book call no.: 940.545973 D923o

Farr, James Barker. Black Odyssey: The Seafaring Traditions of Afro-Americans. New York, P. Lang, 1989. 310 p.
Book call no.: 387.5 F239b

Harris, Paul N. Base Company 16. New York, Vantage Press, [c1963]. 201 p.
Book call no.: 940.5403 H315b

Kelly, Mary Pat. Proudly We Served: The Men of the USS Mason. Annapolis, MD, Naval Institute Press, 1995. 198 p.
Book call no.: 940.545973 K29p

Nelson, Dennis Denmark. The Integration of the Negro into the U. S. Navy. New York, Farrar, Strauss and Young, [1951]. 238 p.
Book call no.: 325.260973 N425i 1951

Purdon, Eric. Black Company: The Story of Subchaser 1264. Washington, R. B. Luce, [1972]. 255 p.
Book call no.: 940.54516 P985b

Putney, Martha S. Black Sailors : Afro-American Merchant Seamen and Whalemen Prior to the Civil War . New York, Greenwood Press, 1987. 173 p.
Book call no.: 305.896073 P993b

Stillwell, Paul. The Golden Thirteen : Recollections of the First Black Naval Officers. Annapolis, MD, Naval Institute Press, 1993. 304 p.
Book call no.: 359.008 G618


Periodicals

Field, R. L. The Black Midshipman at the U. S. Naval Academy U. S. Naval Institute Proceedings 99:28-36 April 1978.

Golden Thirteen. U. S. Naval Institute Proceedings 113:146-149 May 1987.
Excerpts from interviews with the Navy's first black officers, commissioned in 1944.

Harrod, Frederick S. Integration of the Navy (1941-1978). U. S. Naval Institute Proceedings 105:40-47 October 1979.

Harrod, Frederick S. Jim Crow in the Navy (1798-1941). U. S. Naval Institute Proceedings 105:46-53 September 1979.

Katz-Stone, Adam. (VADM) Card, (MC) Patton Named to Top Posts: Master Chief is the First African-American to Hold the Job. Navy Times 47:18 March 23, 1998.

Langley, Harold D. The Negro in the Navy and Merchant Service, 1789-1860. Journal of Negro History 52:273-286 October 1967.

Massaquoi, Hans J. J. Paul Reason: The Navy's First Black Four-Star General. Ebony 53:116+ April 1998.

Mrozek, Donald J. The Croatan Incident: the U.S. Navy and the Problem of Racial Discrimination after World War II. Military Affairs 44:187-191 December 1980.

Nelson, D. D. The Integration of the Negro into the US Navy. Combat Forces 2:46-48 December 1951.

Reddick, Lawrence D. The Negro in the United States Navy During World War II. Journal of Negro History 32:201-219 April 1947.

Ryan, Paul B. USS Constellation Flare-Up: Was it Mutiny? U. S. Naval Institute Proceedings 102:46-53 January 1976.

Vahsen, Penny. Blacks in White Hats [at the U. S. Naval Academy]. U. S. Naval Institute Proceedings 113:65-71 April 1987.

Weems, John E. Black Wings of Gold. U. S. Naval Institute Proceedings 109:35-39 July 1983.
About Jesse Brown, the Navy's first black aviator. He was killed during the Korean War, and posthumously awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross.

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