This poster features a large image of Doris "Dorie" Miller, an African American sailor who is celebrated as a hero of the Pearl Harbor attack on December 7, 1941. He led his fellow sailors, many of whom were injured, to safety, and he used a machine gun to shoot down Japanese planes. He was the first African American sailor to receive the Navy Cross. Miller died in battle in 1944.
Exhibited: African-American Odyssey: A Quest for Full Citizenship, Library of Congress, 1998.
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Local identification number: Reproduction number: LC-USZC4-2328 (8-10) (b&w film neg.); (digital file from original negative)