Sun 8/3 2pm – 3pm
Alex Albright discusses The Forgotten First: B-1 and the Integration of the Modern Navy, with appearances by B-1 bandsmen Abe Thurman, John Mason, Huey Lawrence, Calvin Morrow, and Simeon Holloway
B-1 was the first of over 100 bands of African American musicians who served the U.S. Navy at postings throughout the U.S. and the Pacific during World War II. Join us for this compelling conversation about one of history’s most important military bands, and hear first-hand about the experiences of B-1 bandsmen during and after the war. Read about the group’s recent appearance at Greensboro’s Scuppernong Books here!
“thoroughly researched and beautifully written. . .”
–Stephen E. Smith in O.Henry magazine
“the detail and clean prose make for an engaging read. . .”
–Jeff Sykes in Yes! Weekly