Montford Point

The Montford Point Marines fought two wars, one abroad and one at home. While they fought for freedom overseas, they returned home to a nation that was separate and unequal. Breaking through racial barriers, they transformed the face of the Marine Corps.

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Learn more about the many moments that have defined our years, advanced our Corps and paved the way for future generations of Marines—from the first integration of African-Americans into our ranks to the first Marine female engagement teams deployed into Afghanistan.