Archive for May, 2017

B-1 Band: Racial progress the Carolina way

B-1 Band: Racial progress the Carolina way

What a happy celebration on May 27, when two of the four living members of the Navy B-1 Band saw their illustrious careers recognized in a state historical marker on Franklin Street. In the marker’s typically laconic words, In May 1942 a group of musicians book U.S. Navy’s color barrier, enlisting at general rank. For the story of how it came to pass that a talented group of North Carolina

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