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Navy B-1 Band

 
 
Navy B-1 Band Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones, April 23, 2021
1. Navy B-1 Band Marker
Inscription.  In May 1942 a group of 44 African American musicians broke U.S. Navy's color barrier, enlisting at general rank. Barracks were ⅕ mi. N.
 
Erected 2017 by North Carolina Office of Archives and History. (Marker Number G-135.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansArts, Letters, MusicWar, World II. In addition, it is included in the North Carolina Division of Archives and History series list. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1942.
 
Location. 35° 54.624′ N, 79° 3.791′ W. Marker is in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, in Orange County. Marker is at the intersection of West Franklin Street and North Roberson Street, on the right when traveling west on West Franklin Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 502 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill NC 27516, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Chapel Hill Nine (within shouting distance of this marker); Elizabeth Cotten (approx. 0.4 miles away); Journey of Reconciliation (approx. half a mile away); Kuralt Building
Navy B-1 Band Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones, April 23, 2021
2. Navy B-1 Band Marker
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(approx. half a mile away); University Florist (approx. half a mile away); Carolina Coffee Shop (approx. half a mile away); Old Sawpit Site (approx. half a mile away); Strowd Building (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chapel Hill.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 1, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 26, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 97 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 26, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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Oct. 1, 2022