H Mortimer Favrot Orientation Center at The National WWII Museum
B-1, a 44-piece regimental band, was comprised of the first African Americans to serve at rank higher than messman in the modern Navy. Formed in 1942 around a nucleus of students from NC A&T College, they trained at Norfolk, served at Chapel Hill, NC with the Navy's pre-flight school, and at Pearl Harbor, where they were stationed at the largest posting of African-American servicemen in the world. Alex Albright, faculty at East Carolina University, presents. For more information call 504-528-1944 x 229.