Postponed - Spring Film Series: Proudly We Served

Please Note: The Detroit Historical Museum is closed due to flooding.

May 9 2020 | 2:00pm to May 10 2020 | 2:55pm

This is the thrilling story of the U.S.S. Mason (DE 529) and its crew, the only African-American sailors to take a U.S. navy warship into battle during World War II. They challenged the segregation of the U.S. Military, fought the Nazi U-boats and won. Narrated by actor Ossie Davis, the film interweaves the personal stories of individual crew members with archival footage of the ship and crew produced by the Navy.

Running time 60 minutes. Shown at the Dossin Great Lakes Museum. Admission is free.