Five African-Americans attended the Naval Academy from the reconstruction era to World War II. They never graduated, because they were tormented and ended up leaving. There are remarkable stories of courage on the campus of the U.S. Naval Academy. Students have to be exceptional to be there. There's no better example of remarkable strength than a midshipman named Wesley Brown. In 1949, he became the first African-American graduate from the academy.
Commander Brown set the pace for others to follow. It would not be until the Color Parade in 1976 that racial discrimination would end at Annapolis.
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Dr. Jordan B smith jr.
I attended the U. S. Naval Academy from 1972-1976 earning a B.S. in Mathematics. Served 20 years both active and reserve in the US Marines. Veteran of the Desert Shield/Storm. I earned a MAED and Ed D. specializing in curriculum and instruction from the University of Phoenix in 2015. I graduated from CBC High School in Clayton, MO in 1972.