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April 03, 2019 Slideshows » News & Politics

Montford Point Marine Association 

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Mariah Karson
MPMA Manager Ron Martin wanted to enlist in college at Roosevelt University but after being rejected because the school had already reached their quota of black students he joined the Marine Corps. After his service Martin was the first black regional union director and an organizer for AFL-CIO.
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