Call for Support for Wesley Brown's Oral History
Several years ago, Lieutenant Commander Wesley A. Brown, the first African-American graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, sat for a series of exhaustive candid interviews covering his life and career for the Naval Institute's oral history program. The labor-intensive processing of these tape-recorded interviews is under way, but the Institute needs support to underwrite the considerable costs of transcribing, footnoting, proofreading, indexing, and binding the history.
This project presents a tangible opportunity to participate in a tribute to an outstanding officer. Tax-deductible gifts of any size to help complete Commander Brown's oral history are gratefully accepted. The Naval Institute will acknowledge those who donate $1,000 or more to the project in the bound history, in Proceedings, and at the Institute's Web site. Gifts can be mailed to the Naval Institute Foundation at 291 Wood Road, Annapolis, MD 21402, or made on-line at www.usni.org. For more information, contact Sue Sweeney at (410) 295-1054 or at [email protected]