Remembering the Black sailors of WW II

Written by on February 12, 2024

Sitting in the silt, not far from the Statue of Liberty, within the backwaters of the Arthur Kill, is a slowly decaying tribute to African American sailors of World War II.

The vessel is a patrol class of submarine chaser considered too small and among too many to be christened with a name by the U.S. Navy. This particular ship, the PC-1264, would make a major impact and contribution to confronting racial bigotry in America and prejudice within our armed forces by being manned by an all-Black crew by the end of the conflict . . .

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