Thank you to Lou Moore for sending me this California Eagle cartoon and suggesting this topic for today's post.
For coverage of this controversy in the black press, see:
Ethel Payne, "Navy Bows to S. Africa Jim Crow," Chicago Defender, January 22, 1955 (click to view PDF)
"NAACP Raps Navy's Submissiveness," Los Angeles Sentinel, January 20, 1955 (PDF)
"NAACP Disputes Government," New York Amsterdam News, January 29, 1955 (PDF)
A.J. Siggins, "Along the Colonial Front," Philadelphia Tribune, February 8, 1955 (PDF)