Montford Point Marine Corps League Detachment #158 Celebrates Black History Month
March 2, 2023
On Saturday, February 11, 2023 the community came out to celebrate Black History with the Montford Point Marine Corps League Detachment #158. Complete with red blazers and pride, the members mingled with the attendees and supporters. They shared their history of being the first African American Marines back in 1942.
During the evening, they recognized four of their living legends; Eugene Owens, Ernest Thomas, Billy Thomas and Erin Love. The men overcame years of racism as they served the United States of America.
The guest speaker for the evening was Speaker of the Michigan House of Re...