Breaking the Color Barrier: The U.S. Naval Academy's First Black Midshipmen and the Struggle for Racial Equality

0 avg rating
( 0 ratings by GoodReads )
 
9780814740552: Breaking the Color Barrier: The U.S. Naval Academy's First Black Midshipmen and the Struggle for Racial Equality

Winner of the 2006 Richard W. Leopold Prize from the Organization of American Historians

Winner of the 2006 George Pendleton Prize from the Society for History in the Federal Government

Only five black men were admitted to the United States Naval Academy between Reconstruction and the beginning of World War II. None graduated, and all were deeply scarred by intense racial discrimination, ranging from brutal hazing incidents to the institutionalized racist policies of the Academy itself.

Breaking the Color Barrier examines the black community's efforts to integrate the Naval Academy, as well as the experiences that black midshipmen encountered at Annapolis. Historian Robert J. Schneller analyzes how the Academy responded to demands for integration from black and white civilians, civil rights activists, and politicians, as well as what life at the Academy was like for black midshipmen and the encounters they had with their white classmates.

In 1949, Midshipman Wesley Brown achieved what seemed to be the impossible: he became the first black graduate of the Academy. Armed with intelligence, social grace, athleticism, self-discipline, and an immutable pluck, as well as critical support from friends and family, Congressman Adam Clayton Powell, and the Executive Department, Brown was able to confront and ultimately shatter the Academy’s tradition of systematic racial discrimination.

Based on the Navy’s documentary records and on personal interviews with scores of midshipmen and naval officers, Breaking the Color Barrier sheds light on the Academy’s first step in transforming itself from a racist institution to one that today ranks equal opportunity among its fundamental tenets.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Robert J. Schneller Jr. is an official historian in the Contemporary History Branch of the U.S. Navy’s Naval Historical Center and holds a Ph.D. in military history from Duke University. He is an award-winning biographer and historian, and has published several books on American naval history, including Shield and Sword: The United States Navy and the Persian Gulf War, and A Quest for Glory: A Biography of Rear Admiral John A. Dahlgren. He lives in Washington, D.C.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Schneller, Jr., Robert J.
Published by New York Univ Press
ISBN 10: 0814740553 ISBN 13: 9780814740552
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Rating
[?]

Book Description New York Univ Press. Book Condition: BRAND NEW. BRAND NEW Softcover A Brand New Quality Book from a Full-Time Bookshop in business since 1992!. Bookseller Inventory # 2305025

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 27.94
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Robert John Schneller
Published by New York University Press (2007)
ISBN 10: 0814740553 ISBN 13: 9780814740552
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
PBShop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description New York University Press, 2007. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IB-9780814740552

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 27.34
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Robert John Schneller
Published by New York University Press, United States (2007)
ISBN 10: 0814740553 ISBN 13: 9780814740552
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description New York University Press, United States, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 226 x 150 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. Winner of the 2006 Richard W. Leopold Prize from the Organization of American Historians Winner of the 2006 George Pendleton Prize from the Society for History in the Federal Government Only five black men were admitted to the United States Naval Academy between Reconstruction and the beginning of World War II. None graduated, and all were deeply scarred by intense racial discrimination, ranging from brutal hazing incidents to the institutionalized racist policies of the Academy itself. Breaking the Color Barrier examines the black community s efforts to integrate the Naval Academy, as well as the experiences that black midshipmen encountered at Annapolis. Historian Robert J. Schneller analyzes how the Academy responded to demands for integration from black and white civilians, civil rights activists, and politicians, as well as what life at the Academy was like for black midshipmen and the encounters they had with their white classmates. In 1949, Midshipman Wesley Brown achieved what seemed to be the impossible: he became the first black graduate of the Academy. Armed with intelligence, social grace, athleticism, self-discipline, and an immutable pluck, as well as critical support from friends and family, Congressman Adam Clayton Powell, and the Executive Department, Brown was able to confront and ultimately shatter the Academy s tradition of systematic racial discrimination. Based on the Navy s documentary records and on personal interviews with scores of midshipmen and naval officers, Breaking the Color Barrier sheds light on the Academy s first step in transforming itself from a racist institution to one that today ranks equal opportunity among its fundamental tenets. Bookseller Inventory # AAV9780814740552

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 32.06
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Robert John Schneller
Published by New York University Press, United States (2007)
ISBN 10: 0814740553 ISBN 13: 9780814740552
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description New York University Press, United States, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 226 x 150 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.Winner of the 2006 Richard W. Leopold Prize from the Organization of American Historians Winner of the 2006 George Pendleton Prize from the Society for History in the Federal Government Only five black men were admitted to the United States Naval Academy between Reconstruction and the beginning of World War II. None graduated, and all were deeply scarred by intense racial discrimination, ranging from brutal hazing incidents to the institutionalized racist policies of the Academy itself. Breaking the Color Barrier examines the black community s efforts to integrate the Naval Academy, as well as the experiences that black midshipmen encountered at Annapolis. Historian Robert J. Schneller analyzes how the Academy responded to demands for integration from black and white civilians, civil rights activists, and politicians, as well as what life at the Academy was like for black midshipmen and the encounters they had with their white classmates. In 1949, Midshipman Wesley Brown achieved what seemed to be the impossible: he became the first black graduate of the Academy. Armed with intelligence, social grace, athleticism, self-discipline, and an immutable pluck, as well as critical support from friends and family, Congressman Adam Clayton Powell, and the Executive Department, Brown was able to confront and ultimately shatter the Academy s tradition of systematic racial discrimination. Based on the Navy s documentary records and on personal interviews with scores of midshipmen and naval officers, Breaking the Color Barrier sheds light on the Academy s first step in transforming itself from a racist institution to one that today ranks equal opportunity among its fundamental tenets. Bookseller Inventory # AAV9780814740552

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 32.93
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Schneller Jr., Robert J.
Published by NYU Press
ISBN 10: 0814740553 ISBN 13: 9780814740552
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
Movie Mars
(Indian Trail, NC, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description NYU Press. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0814740553 Brand New Book. Ships from the United States. 30 Day Satisfaction Guarantee!. Bookseller Inventory # 13781255

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 31.40
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Robert John Schneller
Published by New York University Press
ISBN 10: 0814740553 ISBN 13: 9780814740552
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description New York University Press. Paperback. Book Condition: new. BRAND NEW, Breaking the Color Barrier: The U.S. Naval Academy's First Black Midshipmen and the Struggle for Racial Equality, Robert John Schneller, Only five black men were admitted to the United States Naval Academy between Reconstruction and the beginning of World War II. None graduated, and all were deeply scarred by intense racial discrimination, ranging from brutal hazing incidents to the institutionalized racist policies of the Academy itself. Finally, in 1949, Midshipman Wesley Brown achieved what seemed to be the impossible: he became the first black graduate of the Academy. Robert J. Schneller, Jr., analyzes how the Academy responded to demands for integration from black and white civilians, civil rights activists, and politicians, as well as what life at the Academy was like for black midshipmen and the encounters they had with their white classmates. Based on the Navy's documentary records and on personal interviews with scores of midshipmen and naval officers, "Breaking the Color Barrier" sheds light on the Academy's first step in transforming itself from a racist institution to one that today ranks equal opportunity among its fundamental tenets. Bookseller Inventory # B9780814740552

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 28.60
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.41
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Schneller Jr., Robert J.
Published by NYU Press (2007)
ISBN 10: 0814740553 ISBN 13: 9780814740552
New Paperback Quantity Available: 20
Seller
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description NYU Press, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 0814740553

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 34.29
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 2.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Schneller, Jr., Robert J.
Published by NYU Press (2016)
ISBN 10: 0814740553 ISBN 13: 9780814740552
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Print on Demand
Seller
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description NYU Press, 2016. Paperback. Book Condition: New. PRINT ON DEMAND Book; New; Publication Year 2016; Not Signed; Fast Shipping from the UK. No. book. Bookseller Inventory # ria9780814740552_lsuk

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 33.98
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.17
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Robert J. Schneller Jr.
Published by NYU Press
ISBN 10: 0814740553 ISBN 13: 9780814740552
New Paperback Quantity Available: 20
Seller
BuySomeBooks
(Las Vegas, NV, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description NYU Press. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Paperback. 331 pages. Dimensions: 8.9in. x 5.9in. x 0.9in.Winner of the 2006 Richard W. Leopold Prize from the Organization of American HistoriansWinner of the 2006 George Pendleton Prize from the Society for History in the Federal GovernmentOnly five black men were admitted to the United States Naval Academy between Reconstruction and the beginning of World War II. None graduated, and all were deeply scarred by intense racial discrimination, ranging from brutal hazing incidents to the institutionalized racist policies of the Academy itself. Breaking the Color Barrier examines the black communitys efforts to integrate the Naval Academy, as well as the experiences that black midshipmen encountered at Annapolis. Historian Robert J. Schneller analyzes how the Academy responded to demands for integration from black and white civilians, civil rights activists, and politicians, as well as what life at the Academy was like for black midshipmen and the encounters they had with their white classmates. In 1949, Midshipman Wesley Brown achieved what seemed to be the impossible: he became the first black graduate of the Academy. Armed with intelligence, social grace, athleticism, self-discipline, and an immutable pluck, as well as critical support from friends and family, Congressman Adam Clayton Powell, and the Executive Department, Brown was able to confront and ultimately shatter the Academys tradition of systematic racial discrimination. Based on the Navys documentary records and on personal interviews with scores of midshipmen and naval officers, Breaking the Color Barrier sheds light on the Academys first step in transforming itself from a racist institution to one that today ranks equal opportunity among its fundamental tenets. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Bookseller Inventory # 9780814740552

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 34.96
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.95
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Schneller Jr., Robert J.
Published by NYU Press (2007)
ISBN 10: 0814740553 ISBN 13: 9780814740552
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description NYU Press, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0814740553

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 39.15
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book