Friday, 11 August 2017

Negro organisations in the USA asked for an own battleship according to the Dutch newspaper De Sumatra Post dated 16 March 1938

An item reported that several negro organisations in the USA asked the US cabinet to approve that one battleship was to be complete manned with negroes. The organisations pointed out that there were 12 million negroes in the USA and while it was allowed that white men and negroes served together, it no more as reasonable was that negroes got their ‘own battleship’.