Frank E. Petersen, First Black General in Marines, Dies at 83 — Repeating Islands


Many thanks to George Marshall Miller for sharing this obituary piece from The New York Times—“Frank E. Petersen, First Black General in Marines, Dies at 83.” General Petersen, whose father was a sugar-cane plantation worker from St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, was no stranger to discrimination and segregation. Here are excerpts: Frank E. Petersen Jr., […]

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