Official websites use .mil
Secure .mil websites use HTTPS
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. 10, 2023
The Long Blue Line: WWII recruit training at Manhattan Beach and desegregating the U.S. military
Many African American Coast Guard recruits trained in the New York facility prior to serving their country.
Dec. 10, 2021
The Long Blue Line: Teenage Coast Guardsman Morris Dankner, the African-American experience in World War II
When the United States entered World War II, it became clear that for the nation to prevail, it would take a whole national effort. Understanding that the need to draw from all elements of society, a drive to recruit underrepresented elements of our society to the cause was of the utmost importance.When it came to the Coast Guard and its