Visitor's Day at the Citizens' Military Training Camp at Fort MacArthur, San Pedro, 1940
- Visitor's Day at the Citizens' Military Training Camp at Fort MacArthur, San Pedro, 1940
- Alternative title
- Fort MacArthur, Visitors Day
- Date Created
- August 30, 1940
Miriam Matthews Photograph Collection
Norman O. Houston was the president of the Golden State Mutual Life Insurance Company, at one time the largest black-owned business west of the Mississippi. He was the son of a pioneer California family, grew up in Oakland, and was a graduate of the University of California Berkeley. Houston was a lieutenant in World War I and was a captain of the California state guard, reserve.
Charles Heard Matthews was a prominent attorney in Los Angeles who served on numerous boards including Golden State and Liberty Savings. He was the younger brother of Miriam Matthews.
Wesley Russell was an attorney in Los Angeles. He enlisted in the military in December 1941.
George W. Granberry was an active member of the social life in Los Angeles. He earned a Business degree from the University of Southern California and was a leader and organizer of events for the Kappa Psi Fraternity. He worked as a real-estate broker, and was a veteran of World War II.
African American men, six civilians and 5 in military uniform, are lined up in an open area with tents visible in the background on the left on Visitors' Day at the Citizens' Military Training Camp at Fort MacArthur.
Baxter S. Scruggs, was an Officer in WWII and a civil rights leader in the Los Angeles area before and after the war. He worked as the Executive Secretary of the 28th Street YMCA and was also the chairman of the 93rd Division Officers Association. He fought to ban "Jim Crow" in the United States army.
- 1 photograph
- Subject topic
World War, 1939-1945
African American soldiers
Green, J. T.
Gallagher, R. E.
Scruggs, Baxter S. (Baxter Smith), 1894-1999
Carter, Louis A.
Dean, Milton T.
United States. War Department. Citizens’ Military Training Camps
Franberry, Hal G.
Russell, Wesley, 1921-1991
Green, J. T.
Houston, Norman O. (Norman Oliver), 1893-1981
Dansmore, R. A.
Matthews, Charles H. (Charles Hearde), 1906-1985
- Subject geographic
- San Pedro (Calif.)
- Resource type
- still image