Montford Point Memorial Campaign

$7,875 of $8,500 goal

Raised by 83 people in 19 months
Mgysgt James Carr
for National Montford Point Marine Association, Inc
 JACKSONVILLE, NC



Brief History;
There is a long list of websites which tells the stories of African AmericansNational Website in segregated New River and Jacksonville North Carolina during 1942.  Unlike the Navy which made an effort to address the inclusion - though in relatively small numbers and mainly steward roles, Maj Gen Holcomb (then Marine Commandant) resisted. Eventually the country & the Corps yielded to the Fair Employment Practices Commission and signing of Presidential Executive Order 8802. The pressing need to engage more troops to the pacific, the formation of black units began to emerge. When integration in the Armed Forces became a reality via national legislation, approximately twenty thousand Black Marines received “boot training” at Montford Point Camp from 1942 to 1949.

Ultimately after standing on the shoulders of so many before them - the legacy of those who trained at Montford Point ended as quickly as it began. President Harry Truman in an effort to expand on the de-segregation of America established  Executive Order 9981.

This memorial is in tribute to these historian, who paved the way for those that followed

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Update 52
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6 months ago
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Just $900 to make the next milestone. Remember to preserve a legacy is all of our responsibility
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Update 51
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Please view courtesy of J'ville additional info related to the dedication ceremony held July 29th http://bit.ly/2aD57oA
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Update 50
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Dedication ceremony just concluded with massive turnout
Original Montford Point Marines
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Update 49
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.@usmc The original Montford Point Marines had to fight for the right to fight, help now #mpmamemorial
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Archie Mitchell
9 months ago

SSgt Arthur McBeath (R.I.P.) and thank you for your service and sacrifices.

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Archie Mitchell
9 months ago

In loving memory of Brother Arthur Earl McBeath (Sep 14, 1967 - Jan 13, 2016

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$7,875 of $8,500 goal

Raised by 83 people in 19 months
Created July 30, 2015
Funds raised will benefit:
National Montford Point Marine Association, Inc
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$100
Brandon Fuller
3 months ago

So much love and respect for everyone involved with this. -Brandon + Chelsea

PC
$75
Paula Corley
4 months ago

In memory of my Dad, Cpl. Averitte W. Corley, Original Montford Point Marine. Celebrating his birthday today ~ Prayers & Love lifted in your honor!

$200
George P Gillis
5 months ago

The donation I promised at the convention in July 2016. Semper Fi

$100
In memory of John "Zeke" Clouser
6 months ago

This donation is made in memory of John "Zeke" Clouser and his devoted family, especially his niece, Lorri Clouser.

$300
DESIDERATA Barry DeShong
6 months ago
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$300
MGYSgt Robert Alridge (ret.)
6 months ago
AB
$300
Andrew Bolden
7 months ago

Brick payment

TC
$200
THOMAS CORK
7 months ago
WF
$50
WORTHAM FEARS
7 months ago

Purchase of Monument Statute

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$200
PRESTON MALONE
7 months ago
Archie Mitchell
9 months ago

SSgt Arthur McBeath (R.I.P.) and thank you for your service and sacrifices.

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Archie Mitchell
9 months ago

In loving memory of Brother Arthur Earl McBeath (Sep 14, 1967 - Jan 13, 2016

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