African-Americans and the U.S. Navy
Recruiting Posters Featuring African-Americans



During the early 1970s, the Navy Recruiting Command issued several posters that featured African-American themes and individuals, as well as others that showed racially integrated Navy activities. This page presents relevant posters that are in the Naval History and Heritage Command's collections.

Additional pictorial coverage, African-Americans and the U.S. Navy.

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Photo #: NH 78889-KN (Color)

"You can study black history and you can go out and make it."


Navy recruiting poster issued in 1972.

The original poster, bearing stock number RAD 72691, was received in 1972.

U.S. NHHCPhotograph.

Online Image: 89KB; 740 x 600 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 78890-KN (Color)

"We'll take you as far as you can go."


Navy recruiting poster issued in 1971.

The original poster, bearing stock number RAD 71671, was received in 1972.

U.S. NHHCPhotograph.

Online Image: 73KB; 585 x 765 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 76534-KN (Color)

"Join The Navy and see the world change."


Navy recruiting poster issued during the early 1970s.

The original poster, bearing stock number RAD 71794, was received in 1972.

U.S. NHHCPhotograph.

Online Image: 30KB; 740 x 320 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 76528-KN (Color)

"You can be Black, and Navy too."


Navy recruiting poster issued in 1972.

The original poster, bearing stock number RAD 72792, was received in 1972.

U.S. NHHCPhotograph.

Online Image: 43KB; 740 x 325 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 76536-KN (Color)

"Your son can be Black, and Navy too."


Navy recruiting poster issued in 1972.

The original poster, bearing stock number RAD 72793, was received in 1972.

U.S. NHHCPhotograph.

Online Image: 54KB; 740 x 360 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 94600-KN (Color)

"Black History" Poster


Featuring Navy Cross winner Doris Miller and the ship named in his honor, USS Miller (FF-1091).
The original artwork was created circa 1976 by William M. Moser, of the Navy Recruiting Command.

U.S. NHHCPhotograph.

Online Image: 93KB; 740 x 615 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 94599-KN (Color)

"Black History" Poster


Featuring Ensign Jesse L. Brown, the first African-American Naval Aviator, and the ship named in his honor, USS Jesse L. Brown (FF-1089).
The original artwork was created circa 1976 by William M. Moser, of the Navy Recruiting Command.

U.S. NHHCPhotograph.

Online Image: 83KB; 740 x 605 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 78888-KN (Color)

"19 WEEKS."
"That's all it takes to become a Navy Officer when you go to Navy OCS"


Navy Officer Candidate School recruiting poster issued in 1971.

The original poster, bearing stock number RAD 71641, was received in 1972.

U.S. NHHCPhotograph.

Online Image: 62KB; 640 x 765 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 78893-KN (Color)

"STUDY AS A ROC"


Navy Reserve Officer Candidate recruiting poster issued in 1971.

The original poster, bearing stock number RAD 71661, was received in 1972.

U.S. NHHCPhotograph.

Online Image: 82KB; 500 x 765 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 76530-KN (Color)

"What was good in the Navy is great in the Naval Reserve."


Navy recruiting poster issued in 1970.

The original poster, bearing stock number RAD 70531, was received in 1972.

U.S. NHHCPhotograph.

Online Image: 94KB; 580 x 765 pixels

 


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