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Montford Point Marines Congressional Gold Medal

Commissioned by:
United States Congress, American, founded 1789  Search this
Created by:
United States Mint, American, founded 1792  Search this
Subject of:
51st Marine Defense Battalion, American, founded 1942  Search this
52nd Marine Defense Battalion, American, founded 1943  Search this
Medium:
Medal: gold;
Sleeve: velvet;
Box: cherry wood, velvet
Dimensions:
Diameter (medal): 3 × 3/16 in. (7.6 × 0.5 cm)
H x W x D (velvet case for medal): 3 7/8 × 5 × 3/16 in. (9.8 × 12.7 × 0.5 cm)
H x W x D (wooden case for medal): 3 × 6 1/8 × 5 in. (7.6 × 15.6 × 12.7 cm)
Type:
medals
Place depicted:
Jacksonville, Onslow County, North Carolina, United States, North and Central America
Date:
2011
Topic:
African American  Search this
Military  Search this
Montford Point Marines  Search this
Segregation  Search this
World War II  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2015.237ab
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Awards and Medals
Exhibition:
Double Victory: The African American Military Experience
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Community/Third Floor, 3 053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd520e7ed2b-6ca0-4f06-bdc9-19b398a03a8c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2015.237ab

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