Lt. Graff, USN, writes Town of Chapel Hill

US Navy Lt. John P. Graff writes to Town of Chapel Hill, proposing to house “a U.S. Navy Band composed entirely of colored musicians” at the Community Center, not yet completed. “Because the Navy wishes to “give these musicians quarters comparable with anything on the campus of the University,” he says the “Navy is calling for the patriotic cooperation of the local colored citizens,” in giving up the Community Center “for the duration of the war.”