When manhood is shackled into its place
Nature oft forces a courageous race
Of women, who with heroic spirit,
Stamp within unborn children the merit
Denied their fathers. For what man's disdain
Keeps from one generation, the next will gain
(PICTURE OF MONTFORD POINT MARINE, JAMES E STEWART SR 1944)
WHAT EVER YOU ARE GOING TO DO, DO IT NOW. THERE ARE ONLY SO MANY TOMORROWS
Welcome! to this web site. you will find great pictures about my family and the WORLD WAR 2 Montford Point Marines. And just fun things to see. You can see and read all the great history inside.
Here you will see world war two Black Marines the men that were the first to fight. The men of Montford Point were invisible to history and had black faces an heroes hearts, that gave red blood.
You will see some of the Jimmy Stewart Sr (A Montford Point Marine 1942 - 1945) Collection his papers, pictures, letters, speeches, his personal accounts of national and community leaders. James Stewart Sr (1912-1997), born on September 6, 1912, in Plano, Texas, served as a leader in the Oklahoma City Civil Rights Movement. His influence also helped shape state and national struggles for minorities. From 1916 until 1928, his family lived in Oklahoma City, where he attended Douglass High School. In 1931 he graduated from North High, a school in Wichita, Kansas, and then entered the Oklahoma Colored Agricultural and Normal University (later Langston University). After one year he moved to Oklahoma City and gained the trust of Black Dispatch publisher Roscoe Dunjee.
Stewart national board member of the NAACP for over 20 years wrote the column "Jimmy Says," (1938 - 1979) for Dunjee's Black Dispatch newspaper, commenting on the activities of Oklahoma City's African American community. In 1937 the Oklahoma Natural Gas Company hired Stewart as janitor, and by 1940 he managed the east side office. He volunteered for the U.S. Marines during World War II. After the war he continued to work for ONG, attaining a vice president position in 1976. He retired from the company in 1977. In 1982 Stewart chaired the Oklahoma City Urban Renewal Authority. In 1984 Governor George Nigh appointed him to the State Narcotics and Controlled Drug Commission. Stewart died on April 13, 1997.
The history of the civil rights movement of Oklahoma and our nation, see and read about the people who made it happen in the BLACKDISPATCH NEWSPAPERS INSIDE THIS SITE.
James E Stewart Jr, President
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