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CHIPS Articles: African Americans’ Service in the Navy by the Numbers

African Americans’ Service in the Navy by the Numbers
By U.S. Navy - February 18, 2015
Established in 1926 as Negro History Week, President Gerald R. Ford expanded the celebration in 1976 to include the entire month of February. This year, Navy commands are encouraged to celebrate and reflect on the theme “A Century of Black Life, History and Culture.”

The image at right is a look at African Americans’ service in the Navy by the numbers.

To learn more about U.S. Navy history, please go to the Naval History and Heritage Command website: www.history.navy.mil/.

U.S. Navy infograph depicts prominent African American Sailors.
U.S. Navy infograph depicts prominent African American Sailors.
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