In 1941 an African American was not allowed to man a gun in the Navy, and as far as rank was concerned
Thank progressive icon Woodrow Wilson for that. The Navy was integrated before Wilson's Democrats segregated the bulk of the federal workforce, including the Navy.
#4 | Posted by MUSTANG at 2020-01-19 09:23 PM | Reply
Breathtakingly parsed view of who Wilson was:
"Wilson's earliest memory was of playing in his yard and standing near the front gate of the Augusta parsonage at the age of three, when he heard a passerby announce in disgust that Abraham Lincoln had been elected and that a war was coming.By 1861, both of Wilson's parents had come to fully identify with the Southern United States and they supported the Confederacy during the American Civil War."