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Feb. 24, 2023
The Long Blue Line: Remembering centurium Alphonzo Barbour—eyewitness to African American history
The Coast Guard's 8th MCPOCG shares his time with a centenarian.
Feb. 17, 2023
The Long Blue Line: The mystery of “River Cutter” Yocona the Coast Guard's first desegregated cutter homeported in the Deep South.
Homeported in Vicksburg, Mississippi, the Cutter Yocona’s achievement remains an important chapter in American minority history.
Feb. 3, 2023
The Long Blue Line: Keeper Richard Etheridge and the Gold Medal lifesavers of Pea Island
The first African American officer-in-charge of a military installation.
Feb. 19, 2021
The Long Blue Line: Lt. j.g. Harvey Russell--African-American trailblazer in the U.S. Sea Services
Celebrating African American Heritage with the second African American who attended officer candidate school.
Feb. 11, 2021
The Long Blue Line: Lt. j.g. Joseph Jenkins—first African American commissioned officer in the 20th century
Celebrating African American Heritage Month - the Coast Guard's first African American commissioned officer