Wednesday, February 25, 2009

SEMPER FI Afrikan American!


http://www.geocities.com/nubiansong/montford.htm

I have said it before, and I will say it again, PBS ROX! They are absolutely wonderful! Last night, I watched a documentary on the Marine Corps about the First Black Marines and the segregated base in North Carolina they were stationed at. Montford Pointe!
I did not know that the Marines, The Marines were the last branch to let Black folks in! This was a shocker to me cause I have always had a high respect for the Marines. This is not an endorsement of the Armed Services! Nooooo! Not gonna do it! Not gonna recommend someone join up!
Well, maybe the Peace Corps or some other worthwhile groups but I digress! Since it's Black History Month I figured I would post this link. It has wonderful photos and commentary.
BE Careful! BE Mindful! BE Prayerful!
Jaycee

8 comments:

underOvr (aka The U) said...

Jaycee,

Thanks for the 411 on the PBS program on the first Black Marines.

underOvr

Miss.Stefanie said...

Great info Jay!

Afrobabe said...

They are or were at a seperate base??? Hmm is that god or bad...

Mista Jaycee said...

It was a bad thing cause it was based in hatred and racism. The whole system was. Those Men proved thier valor but under unfair conditions.
Jaycee

asia kismet said...

PBS is my fave of all times.

DJ Black Adam said...

Well I am African American AND a Marine (1990-1994) and all I can say is that while I enjoyed the corps, and I do understand why these brothers wanted to break that line, I do not recommemnd ANYBODY join the Corps under present circumstances.

In any case, thanks for posting such an article aout this topic.

Lique said...

i learn something new everyday.i really enjoy all the info i recieve from your blog.thanks!

lyfesimplified said...

Good info!!

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