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Join us to bring awareness to the 1st All Black B1 NAVY Band

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This petition is on behalf of my father, Simeon Holloway and the B1 Navy Band. The 44 piece band was formed on May 27, 1942 in Raleigh, N.C. from selected musicians. They were the first all Negro navy band for the Navy Pre-Flight School.

At this time, he is one of four surviving members of this elite group. We need to bring awareness of their accomplishment and display artifacts they have accumulated over the years with the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

I am proudly supporting my 96 year old father, reciprocating the guidance, love and family values I encountered growing up. He has a Master’s degree in arts and was a middle school music teacher while working as an actor in Hollywood.  He supported me in my participation in People to People, a high school ambassador exchange program, as well as sports and photography. This has led me to my latest short film, “95 Never Looked So Good“ starring my father, allowing him an opportunity to have his voice heard about his accomplishments.

 Simeon Holloway is an active proponent of the B1 Navy Band, where he played saxophone along with the three other surviving members of this elite group:

o   Calvin F. Morrow Mus2c, USNR Greensboro, NC. French Horn

o   Roy H. Lake Mus2c, USNR Greensboro, NC Clarinet

o   Jewitt L. White Mus2c, USNR Gary, Ind Cornet

Their voices are still with us and we need to help their voices to be heard and bring awareness to their contribution to our country.

We are asking you to help us petition to honor the members of the B1 Navy Band by sharing their story, participation in the US NAVY bringing the artifacts of this historical band on display at their righteous home, the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC)



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