Montford Point Marine Association

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Montford Point Marine Association (Under CC License)

The Montford Point Marine Association (MPMA) is a nonprofit military veteran's organization, founded to memorialize the legacy of the first African Americans to serve in the United States Marine Corps. The first African American U.S. Marines were trained at Camp Montford Point, in Jacksonville, North Carolina, from 1942 to 1949.

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Before the U.S. military desegregated, black men who wanted to serve in the Marines had to get their training at a North Carolina base opened specifically for..
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