Black and White

Black and White (HMPFD)

Location: North Chicago, IL 60088 Lake County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 18.745', W 87° 50.411'

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In the early months of World War II, the Navy Department designated Great Lakes as the only site for training African-American recruits. Since recruit training camps were named after naval heroes, it was thought fitting to do the same for the camp that would train African-American sailors. The recruits and Service School students were trained at Camp Robert Smalls, named for the African-American Civil War hero. During the War, Service School Command saw integration as a practical and necessary step to improve training for all Sailors. In 1944, a few African-American students were integrated with whites on an experimental basis. The experiment proved successful and soon the "Negro Service Schools" disappeared.
Placed ByNaval Station Great Lakes
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Date Added Sunday, September 7th, 2014 at 5:18am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 430759 N 4684806
Decimal Degrees42.31241667, -87.84018333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 18.745', W 87° 50.411'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 18' 44.70" N, 87° 50' 24.66" W
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Area Code(s)847
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 405-409 Dewey Ave, North Chicago IL 60088, US
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