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The Golden Thirteen

A group portrait of the first black naval officers
Description: Poster; By William M. Moser; C. 1980; Unframed Dimensions 20H X 26W
Accession #: 2002-071-19
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A decade after the rise of the civil rights movement, the Navy began drawing the Golden Thirteen together for reunions, promoting them as symbols of racial progress. During one these reunions, the legacy of the Golden Thirteen became clear to them as younger black Navy officers came over to pay their respects.

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