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Ambassador Theodore Britton, right, speaks during a recent event in Atlanta with Gen. James F. Amos, commandant of the U.S.Marine Corps. Britton witnessed racism first hand growing up and the kinship of Marines regardless of skin color during his service in World War II. A former U.S. ambassador to Barbados and Grenada, Britton said a good education was what freed him and allowed him to succeed.

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Marine Britton fought racism, perceptions during WWII, Korea

Theodore R. Britton Jr. dealt with racial segregation at home but was a brother in the U.S. Marine Corps as World War II wound down. Denied a commission during the Korean War, he led a successful life of learning that culminated in an ambassadorship to Barbados and Grenada.

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