Wednesday, March 23, 2016

USS MASON and its Impact on US Navy

The USS Mason (DE-529) was a destroyer escort and the second ship to be named Mason. The USS Mason was one of two US Navy ships in World War Two with largely African- American crews. These two ships were manned with African-Americans as the result of a letter sent to President Roosevelt by the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) in mid-December 1941. 

While we learn about the story of this historic ship and this crew think about the following concepts as it relates to a nations
s citizens:

  • Role of citizens in the military service of their nation
  • Concepts of diversity and commonality 
  • Segregation versus De-Segregation
  • Impact of prejudice on teamwork

We are going to watch the full movie, PROUD in class which is based on the true story of the USS Mason. 

Those Americans that set this example laid the foundation for all American, regardless of race, to serve their country with honor.

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