Vintage Black Sailor Photos In Honor Of Fleet Week

It's the 28th year of Fleet week in New York City!  Sailors young and old hit the town in their cool and crisp white uniforms and painted the town. Take a look at the Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen of years past.

Joslyn Winkfield May, 27, 2016

1 of 32 Buyenlarge

1863

2 of 32 Afro Newspaper/Gado

1940

3 of 32 Afro Newspaper/Gado

1942

4 of 32 Time Life Pictures

1942

5 of 32 British Combine/Time & Life Pictures

1942

6 of 32 Bettmann

1942

7 of 32 Hulton Archive

1943

8 of 32 Roger Smith/Anthony Potter Collection/Getty Images

1943

9 of 32 Gordon Coster/Time & Life Pictures

1943

10 of 32 Afro Newspaper/Gado

1943

11 of 32 Time Life Pictures/Official Navy Photo/Capt. Edward Steichen'S Div./The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images

1944

12 of 32 Afro Newspaper/Gado

1944

13 of 32 Getty Images

1944

14 of 32 Interim Archives/Getty Images

1944

15 of 32 Afro American Newspapers/Gado/Getty Images

1944

16 of 32 Afro American Newspapers/Gado/Getty Images

1945

17 of 32 Afro Newspaper/Gado

1945

18 of 32 Bettmann

1945

19 of 32 Bettmann

1946

20 of 32 Afro Newspaper/Gado

1967

21 of 32 Bettmann

1965

22 of 32 Mondadori Portfolio via Getty Images

1951

23 of 32 Afro American Newspapers/Gado/Getty Images

1967

24 of 32 Afro Newspaper/Gado

1970

25 of 32

1975

26 of 32 Mario Tama

2012

27 of 32 Visions of America

1990

28 of 32

2003

29 of 32 Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

2003

30 of 32 Visions of America

1991

31 of 32

2002

32 of 32 Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images

2004

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