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An African American man, Edward Swain Hope of Washington, D. C., is sworn in as a Lieutenant, CEC-V(S), USNR at Washington, D.C. by Lieutenant Commander H.B. Atkinson, USNR, Executive Officer of the Office of Naval Officer Procurement of Washington

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Caption on back: "Edward Swain Hope of Washington, D. C., is sworn in as a Lieutenant, CEC-V(S), USNR at Washington, D.C. on May 15, 1944 by Lieutenant Commander H.B. Atkinson, USNR, Executive Officer of the Office of Naval Officer Procurement of Washington; Lieutenant Hope is the first Negro to hold the rank of Lieutenant in the Navy; Born in Atlanta, Lieutenant Hope has lived since 1932 at Howard University, Washington, where he was Superintendent of Buildings and grounds; H holds four degrees from three colleges - Morehouse College, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Columbia University; He has been ordered to proceed to U.S. Naval Construction Training Center at Davisville, Rhode Island for introduction and assignment to duty on the station force in connection with Seabee training.
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1944 05 15
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