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Author Schneller, Robert John, 1957- author

Title Breaking the color barrier : the U.S. Naval Academy's first Black midshipmen and the struggle for racial equality / Robert J. Schneller, Jr
Published New York : New York University Press, [2005]
©2005
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 331 pages) : illustrations, portraits, plates
Contents pt. I. Glorious failure: Reconstruction and the Naval Academy, 1872-1876 -- Not ... their equals socially -- Speechless walls as companions -- pt. II. Persona non grata: Jim Crow and the Naval Academy, 1877-1941 -- Segregation by occupation -- Railroaded out of Navy -- They shall not pass -- pt. III. Breaking the color barrier: World War II and the first black graduate, 1942-1949 -- Racial policy revolution -- Greater challenge -- Demerits by the bucketful -- Success and celebrity
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-320) and index
Subject United States Naval Academy -- Admission.
United States Naval Academy. Brigade of Midshipmen -- Membership.
African American midshipmen -- Maryland -- Annapolis.
Discrimination in higher education -- United States.
United States -- Race relations.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0814740138 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780814740132 (cloth ; alk. paper)
Other Titles U.S. Naval Academy's first Black midshipmen and the struggle for racial equality
US Naval Academy's first Black midshipmen and the struggle for racial equality