About the Film

Montford Point, a military base in North Carolina, trained the first African-Americans accepted into the US Marines Corps. During a time of segregation, these marines fought for the nation in World War II. They broke racial ‘norms’ of the ties as well as military records.

70 years later, the Montford point marines were finally recognized for their bravery and achievements. Thanks to the efforts of Congresswoman Corrine Brown and Montford Point Marines Association, on 27 June 2012, the Montford Point Marines were awarded a Congressional Gold Medal.

Their story of physical, political, and social struggle is worthy of recognition. Black Boots will bring to light the story of these brave men’s heroism and honor, as a tribute to the courage and valor of the first African-American Marines.