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80-G-47027 Harriet Ida Pickens

Photo #: 80-G-47027  Harriet Ida Pickens
Description: Is sworn in as an Apprentice Seaman by Lieutenant Rosamond D. Selle, USNR, at New York City. In December 1944, she became one of the Navy's first two African-American WAVES officers. Photograph released 16 November 1944. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
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