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1942 WWII... 1st Negroes enlist by U.S. Navy...

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May 22, 1942

THE NEW YORK TIMES, May 22, 1942 

* World War II era United States Navy 
* Negroes enlisted for 1st time ever

Page 20 has an editorial with one column heading: "A Chance For Negro Seamen" (see) Coverage on the very 1st time Negroes were able to join the United States Navy.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day throughout with much on World War II. Complete in 42 pages, this is the rare rag edition that was produced on very high quality newsprint, with a high percentage of cotton & linen content, allowing the issues to remain very white & sturdy into the present. Given the subscription cost, libraries & institutions rather than individuals were the primary subscribers of these high-quality editions. Nice condition.

Category: The 20th Century