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This web site was supported by the Department of the Navy, Office of Naval Research, through a grant with South Carolina State University and developed by the University of North Carolina Wilmington, working in close cooperation with the Montford Point Marines Museum at Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, N.C.

Links

MontfordPointMarines.com

Official website of the Montford Point Marine Association, Inc., a nonprofit Veterans’ organization continuing the legacy of the first African Americans to enter the Marine Corps.

The Montford Point Marines National Museum

Website of the Montford Point Marines National Museum. Provides historical information, image galleries, and virtual tour guides.

The Montford Point Marines
Article from Military.com.

THE RIGHT TO FIGHT: African-American Marines in World War II
Part of a commemorative series of articles about Marines in WWII.

Black Marine history starts at Montford Point
Article from Marine Corps News.

Significance of the Montford Point No. 1 Historic District
Photos and descriptive text regarding the Montford Point Camp No. 1 Historic District.

Significance of the Montford Point Camps Nos. 2 and 2A Historic District
Photos and descriptive text regarding Montford Point Camps Nos. 2 and 2A.

New York Metropolitan Chapter 3
Website of the Montford Point Marine Association – New York Metropolitan Chapter 3. Includes information and links chronicling the Montford Point legacy.

The Men of Montford Point
Personal webpage dedicated to the Montford Point Marines. Includes images, historical information, and biographical abstracts of several Montford Point Marines.

Pictures of African Americans During World War II
From the National Archives. "The images described in this leaflet illustrate African-American participation in World War II. The pictures were selected from the holdings of the Still Picture Branch (NNSP) of the National Archives and Records Administration."

 

Iwo Jima

Iwojima.com
Website containing historical information and images regarding the Battle of Iwo Jima.

Iwo Jima Quest
Teachers’ resource with instructions for a class project on the Battle of Iwo Jima. Includes links to several internet sources.

Uncommon Valor: The Battle for Iwo Jima
Collected, expansive information regarding the Battle of Iwo Jima, categorized by military branch. Also includes action reports and oral histories.

Iwo Jima: A Remembrance
Article from Military.com.

“Uncommon Valor was a Common Virtue”
Article about the Battle of Iwo Jima from Detachments Online.

The Battle of Iwo Jima
Overview of the Battle of Iwo Jima.

 

Saipan

Battle of Saipan – The Final Curtain
First-person account of the Battle of Saipan from BattleofSaipan.com.

D-Day: The Invasion of Saipan
Collected images relating to the Battle of Saipan.

Battle of Saipan
Historical information regarding the Battle of Saipan.

BREACHING THE MARIANAS: The Battle for Saipan
Extensive historical information and images about the Battle of Saipan, including quotes and biographical abstracts.

BattleofSaipan.com
Collected photos, articles and resources about Seabees and the Battle of Saipan.

 

Camp Lejeune

MCB Camp Lejeune, NC
The official site for the Camp Lejeune Marine Corps Base.

 

Peleliu

Battle of Peleliu
Website dedicated to the military casualties during the Battle of Peleliu.

Battle of Peleliu – marines.gif
Photograph taken during the Battle of Peleliu, from visit-palau.com.

Battle for Peleliu
First-person account of the Battle of Peleliu.

Battle of Peleliu
Article about the Battle of Peleliu from wikipedia.org.

“Bloody Peleliu: Unavoidable Yet Necessary”
Article about the Battle of Peleliu from MilitaryHistoryOnline.com.

 

Civil Rights

African-American Civil Rights Movement (1955-1968)
Article on the Civil Rights Movement in America from wikipedia.org.

The Civil Rights Era
Expansive article on the Civil Rights Movement in America from the Library of Congress’s African American Odyssey website.

Timeline: Civil Rights Era (1954-1971)
A timeline of the Civil Rights Era, including linked articles, from pbs.org.

Reporting Civil Rights
Presented by the Library of America, this website is devoted to the reporters and writers who covered the Civil Rights Movement. Includes a timeline of events from 1941-1973.


Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the web site developers and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Office of Naval Research.