Welcome to the Reading Room

Enjoy the collection of books, articles, websites and professional development resources compiled by NNOA.  Check back often for new postings and submissions.  If you come across other publications or websites not listed that will enhance our Reading Room, submit it for posting using the Submissions form.


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Visit NNOA Black History page for videos, interviews and articles on prominent African American military leaders

World War One – USS Olympia’s Sailors  

Special NOTE:  Please contact Denise Krepp with additional information about Charles Bolden, the son of jazz founder Buddy Bolden, and jazz musicians Zutty Singleton and Albert Nicholas. The USS Olympia is asking the families of sailors who served aboard the USS Olympia to share their stories.  kdrkrepp@hotmail.com

Doris “Dorie” Miller Black History Fact

Brigadier General Brian Cavanaugh

Collisions: Did Culture Trump Technology

The Seaworthy Exhibit

Women’s History Month

First African-American Woman in the Navy also Commissioned Sculpture of President Roosevelt for American Dime

Interview with VADM Dave Brewer

VADM Samuel Lee Gravely, Jr. Biography


Navy Nominates First African American Woman For Fourth Star

Building a Nation for Equality


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