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Proud (2004)

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The true story of one of only two U.S. Navy ships that saw combat in World War II with African-American crews.

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The true story of one of only two U.S. Navy ships that saw combat in World War II with African-American crews.

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Proudly We Served  »

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Mary Pat Kelly first came upon this story while doing research about American soldiers in Ireland during World War II for a documentary on Ireland. See more »

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The USS Mason was supposed to be a newly commissioned ship. In the correspondents cabin the electrical conduct has paint worn off. The speaker on deck is dented, chipped paint and been painted over. See more »

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References The Birth of a Nation (1915) See more »

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She's Funny That Way
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Music by Neil Moret
Lyrics by Richard A. Whiting
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A worthwhile look at WWII culture
8 April 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Just saw 'Proud" on a tape last night and didn't know that there was an all black enlisted man crew on a U.S. Navy ship during WWII. Maybe the acting and direction left something to be desired, but the message came across loud and clear.

I enlisted in the Marines at the age of 17, right after WWII was over. In the 3 years I served, I never saw a black Marine. I understood there were some black Marines that served in service and supply units, but they did not go through boot camp with white Marines and were completely segregated from us.

On the Navy ships I boarded, the only black sailors I ever saw were messmen and stewards in the galley and they kept pretty much to themselves. In 1948, when the armed forces were desegregated, I still didn't notice any difference in the racial makeup of our outfit. At the time I didn't think anything of it, but in hindsight, it was an awful way to treat black Americans. I'm glad that era is over.


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