The Montford Point Marines


The Montford Point Marines

The marines trained at Montford Point were the first African-American Marines to be integrated into the military since the Revolutionary War. These marines faced discrimination and many other hardships associated with segregation. This program relates many personal experiences of real Montford Point marines that teach students about the impact that these marines had on discrimination in society and the military. After listening to the stories of the Montford Point Marines, students will learn about why some African-Americans joined the Marines in spite of all of the discrimination. They will also learn about the significance of the Montford Point Marines in the military.

This program has been designed as a teacher resource for leading classroom discussions on curriculum topics including:

  • Black Angels
  • Camp Lejune
  • Civil Rights Movement
  • Discrimination in the Military
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • Integrated Military
  • Jim Crow Laws
  • Marine Corps
  • Racism
  • Segregation
  • “Separate, but Equal”
  • The Great Migration
  • World War II

Subscribers have access to these additional resources for “Montford Point Marines”:

 Printable document of the story
 Printable document with all popups (pictures and text) 
 Literacy strategies document
 Teacher Guide for implementing in the classroom 
 Lesson plans contributed by teachers 
 Student activities (printable version)