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July 24, 2023
The Long Blue Line: Part II — “Available and needed workers have been barred from employment” — the segregated military and civil service environments
The U.S. Revenue Cutter Service (USRCS), predecessor to the United States Coast Guard (USCG), utilized both free and enslaved Black people, and restricted their roles to cooks, stewards and seamen.