Camp Gordon Johnston WWII Museum in Carrabelle presents a special exhibit to honor our country’s African-American Servicemen, February 2-27. The museum, at 1873 Highway 98 West, is open Tuesday-Saturday, 11 am - 5 pm. There is no charge for admission, but donations are gladly accepted.

African Americans served in large numbers during WWII despite being denied full rights as American citizens. African Americans served in segregated units in both the Army and the Army Air Corps, one of the most recognizable being the Tuskegee Airmen. Many trained at Camp Gordon Johnston in support units like Amphibious Truck Companies, and even these participated in combat, including at Iwo Jima, where 21 Army units supported the 4th and 5th Marines.

For more information, contact Camp Gordon Johnston Museum at
(850) 697-8575 or museum@campgordonjohnston.com.