Between 1942 and 1949, approximately 20,000 African American recruits were trained at Montford Point Camp. Though their training was segregated, they went through the same demanding process as all other recruits, ultimately earning the title "Marine." The Montford Point Marines played a critical role not only in integrating the Marine Corps but also in some our nation's greatest battles.
This project was created to honor the legacy of the Montford Point Marines, and was intended, under the direction of the Commandant of the Marine Corps, to tell their story as honestly as possible. I was honored to be a part of this project, and to have the opportunity to hear their stories.
The video was slotted for release as part of the new Marines.com, but the client liked it so much that they asked us to add the video the old website rather than waiting for the new launch.
The brochure, initially intended as a handout for the Semper Fidelis Bowl, was reprinted imediately in a larger quantity for recruiting stations.