CBS Evening News for Sunday, Feb 05, 1995
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(Studio: Richard Threlkeld) The role of African Americans in the US Navy since the days of World War II when blacks were first given naval commissions featured; historical film and photos and this weekend's ceremonies for those first black officers shown. [At United States Naval Academy, Midshipman Samya CRUZ - comments.] [Black naval vet George COOPER, The Naval Institution author Paul STILLWELL - recall the days of the first black officers, called the "Golden Thirteen."] [At ceremonies, Great Lakes Naval Training Center Admiral Mark GASTON, Golden Thirteen's William WHITE, Midshipman Chris HART, COOPER - comment on the legacy.] Navy Secretary John Dalton said starting a program to double the number of black officers.
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