Black History Month and Local History Highlighted
Contact: Brian Feeney, 718-354-4606
In honor of Black History Month, Gateway National Recreation Area will present a program on the racial segregation that took place at Floyd Bennett Field during World War II. The program will be given on February 28 at Floyd Bennett Field’s Ryan Visitor Center at 2 p.m. and will last approximately 1 hour. The program is free, but reservations are required: call (718) 318 – 4300.
A program entitled, “Dreadnoughts” – will be given on Saturday, February 21 from 2– 4 p.m. The program will focus on Fort Tilden and the naval arms race that made it necessary for the fort to be built. “Dreadnoughts” will be given at the Jacob Riis Park Bathhouse and will last approximately
1 hour. For more information, call (718) 318 – 4300.
Did You Know?
Did you know that Fort Hancock, unlike most Army posts during World War II, had a racially integrated unit? The 1225th Army Service Unit had African-American soldiers and in 1943 received a group from the Women's Army Corps. More...