Found 3 collections related to African American sailors

Bryant, Desso B.
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division
1 scrapbook
Desso B. Bryant, Jr. was an African-American sailor who served aboard the USS Arkansas. The scrapbook contains a daily log dating from 1936-1940, in which Bryant recorded his personal experiences, ranging from facing racism and seasickness to... more
Europe, James R. (James Reese), 1917-2001
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 629
1 folder
James Reese Europe, Jr., son of the well-known African-American musician James Reese Europe (1881-1919) and dancer Bessie Simms, was a seaman in the Merchant Marines during World War II. In 1942 the Marine Firemen's, Oilers, Watertenders and... more
Johnson, Jesse J., 1914-2006
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 200
9.4 linear feet (9 record cartons, 1 archival box)
An African American career soldier, Jesse J. Johnson authored eight books and several plays about the military service of black men and women in the United States Army, Air Force, Navy and Marines from 1619 to the late 20th century. The Jesse J.... more