Annapolis Creed: The First African American Color Company Commander At The United States Naval Academy

Annapolis Creed: The First African American Color Company Commander At The United States Naval Academy

Annapolis Creed: The First African American Color Company Commander at the United States Naval Academy

This book is another true untold story that should have been told years ago like Red Tails and Hidden Figures. Dr. Jordan B. Smith, Jr. became the first African-American to become the Color Company Commander at the United States Naval Academy (Annapolis or USNA) in 1976. The Class of 1976 African Americans set the pathway for changes by demonstrating that blacks and other minorities had earned the right to be in Annapolis. The incidents and events are authentic. This book is about life as a Midshipman, and specifically, one of the black men who graduated from the Naval Academy in 1976 whose accomplishment ignites a communication frenzy among the media as another Navy tradition goes away. The cover picture shows a black girl wearing a traditional southern bell formal white dress. This story of this accomplishment makes public that Blacks could compete with their white counterparts and live in harmony. These black midshipmen pioneers of Annapolis brings an end to the discriminatory tolerant institutions of learning at the United States Naval Academy. At the time the author though this accomplishment was insignificant, but it faded...

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