On June 27, 2012, the Montford Point Marines (the first, black WWII marines) were awarded the Congressional Gold Medal in a ceremony at the U.S. Visitors Center.
Some 20,000 African American Marines received training at Montford Point between 1942 and 1949. More than 400 of them, mostly in their 80’s and 90’s today got their due.
Read more at: The Detroit Free Press