NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 27, 2012
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(Pentagon: Jim Miklaszewski) The awarding of the Congressional Gold Medal to the first African Americans to join the Marines featured; historical footage/photos shown; scenes shown of the ceremony with Speaker of the House John Boehner. [Montford Point Marines Oscar CULP- describes the conditions at Montford Point, North Carolina; states bullets don’t have color; recalls returning to a segregated America.] [Montford Point Marines George MITCHELL- recalls being beaten by white Marines.]
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