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Published on November 11th, 2022 | by Dr. Jerry Doby


In Honor of Veteran’s Day, ABC Owned TV Stations Highlight First Black US Marines

ABC Owned Television Stations highlight the search for the first Black US Marines in the documentary,  ‘Our America: Mission Montford Point’.

ABC Owned Television Stations is presenting a special Veteran’s Day broadcast of “Our America: Mission Montford Point,” chronicling the history of the Montford Point Marines.  The one-hour documentary highlights the largely overlooked trailblazers who were the first Black men to serve in the U.S. Marine Corps – the Montford Point Marines, named after the segregated section of Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, North Carolina, where they trained.

The documentary details this heroic military unit’s history – which was never acknowledged until recently – and highlights the ongoing plight to find these Marines and/or their descendants to honor them with a Congressional Gold Medal. Presently, an estimated 2,000 men have received the medal, leaving approximately 18,000 still due the honor.

Sadly, history has largely overlooked the trailblazing bravery of the Montford Point Marines. There is no list of the approximately 20,000 men who trained at Montford Point, and it wasn’t until 2011 that the men were honored collectively with the Congressional Gold Medal – Congress’s highest expression of national appreciation for distinguished achievements and contributions by individuals or institutions.

To commemorate Veteran’s Day, “Our America: Mission Montford Point” will broadcast on eight ABC Owned Television Stations: ABC7/WABC-TV New York, ABC7/KABC-TV Los Angeles, ABC7/WLS-TV Chicago, 6ABC/WPVI-TV Philadelphia, ABC7/KGO-TV San Francisco, ABC13/KTRK-TV Houston, ABC11/WTVD-TV Raleigh-Durham, and ABC30/KFSN-TV Fresno.

The documentary special is also available now on ABC Owned Stations 24/7 streaming platforms, and 32 connected TV apps across streaming platforms Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Android TV, Roku, and Hulu.

Check your local listings for times and dates.

MORE INFORMATION: Those who served – or family members of deceased Montford Point Marines – can learn more on ABC7/

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