We remember the brave Montford Point Marines who faced segregation in service for an opportunity to fight for our country during World War II.
Today, we honor the Montford Point Marines who were the first African Americans to serve in the United States Marine Corp. They overcame discrimination and segregation in service for an opportunity to fight for our country during World War II. Wilmington resident Norman Preston is a hero, and World War II veteran. At 91 years old, he is among our country’s first black Marines.
The new, documentary film “Freedom Lost: Restoration" explores an often forgotten piece of history about life for African Americans in New Bern and James City in the time surrounding the Civil War. The free screening takes place at 6pm Wednesday, February 27th at Craven Community College's Orringer Auditorium.