Sunshine and Grit
This spring a large crowd will gather at the U.S. Naval Academy to dedicate Wesley Brown Field House, a state-of-the-art athletic facility. At the tradition-laden Academy, it's exceedingly rare to name a building for a living person. A generation ago, a similar honor was conferred on Admiral Hyman Rickover, the man who spearheaded the advent of naval nuclear power. Wesley Brown, in his way, also had a pioneering role in changing the culture of the service. In 1949 he became the first black graduate of the Academy.