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Integration Pioneers To Be Honored with State Historical Marker

The first African Americans to serve in the modern Navy at general rating will be honored with the dedication of a permanent historical marker on the 75th anniversary of their enlisting. 

To be installed at 10 a.m. on May 27 at the intersection of West Franklin and South Roberson streets in Chapel Hill, the marker commemorates U.S. Navy Band B-1, which was attached to the Navy's PreFlight School on the UNC campus from July 1942 - April 1944.

Seventeenth Gladys Hall Coates University History Lecture, Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Captain Michael John, U.S. Navy (ret.) will present the seventeenth Gladys Hall Coates University History Lecture on Wednesday, April 12, 2017, in the Pleasants Family Assembly Room in the Wilson Special Collections Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  Capt.