The Original Montford Point Marines of Chicago

The Original Montford Point Marines of Chicago

February 23, 2014 By

On the 25th day of June 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt issued Executive Order No. 8802 establishing the fair employment practice that began to erase discrimination in the Armed Forces. A board headed by Brigadier General Keller E. Rocher was organized to study the integration of African-Americans being assigned to the Composite Defense Battalion, which included coastal artillery, anti-aircraft, infantry and tanks. Continue reading

National Queen Taking Great Strides While ‘Preserving the Legacy’ of the Montford Point Marines

• Wednesday, March 12, 2014
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Dr. Stacy L. Henderson

During Black History Month, Savannah native Dr. Stacy L. Henderson, honored the Montford Point Marines by participating in a series of promotional events and fundraisers for the Montford Point Marines Memorial Monument Campaign. Challenging herself, she ran 28 miles – not only to raise awareness but to raise much needed funds (through sponsorships) to erect the Memorial Monument. Continue reading

Savannah Native Crowned National Montford Point Marine Association Queen

Dr. Stacy L. Henderson

Dr. Stacy L. Henderson
National MPMA Queen

Savannah Native Crowned National Montford Point Marine Association Queen Savannah’s own Dr. Stacy L. Henderson, has been crowned National Montford Point Marine Association Queen. She is the daughter of the late Staff Sergeant Robert Henderson, Sr., U. S. Marine Corps and the late Mary Scott Henderson. Stacy is a Life Member of the Montford Point Marine Association; Continue reading