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  • Our online collection contains photographs, interview transcripts and other artifacts from the Montford Point Marines.

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.

Interview transcripts, photos and artifacts*

In this section of the site, you'll find artifacts, photographs and interview transcripts from over sixty interviews conducted with Montford Point veterans.

In reading the transcripts, viewing the photos and observing the artifacts, we hope you'll get a sense of the importance of the role that these men played in both Marine Corps and American history.

The stories you'll read cover a variety of emotional topics, and include everything from what it was like to go to basic training to how racism affected these Marines both in the Corps and their daily life.

In many cases, the veterans interviewed had waited their entire lives to share the Montford Point story-- their Montford Point story--with the world.

*As a general rule, you may print, reproduce and use the information on this site for non-commercial, personal, or educational purposes. Redistribution of the subject content or a portion thereof beyond those uses expressly provided under Title 17 U.S. Copyright Act, or its use for any commercial purposes, are expressly prohibited without written permission of the copyright holder.

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.