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Arthur L. Collins Jr., 79; electrical engineer was star athlete, Navy veteran

By Gloria Negri
Globe Staff / September 23, 2006

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In the early 1940s, when racial discrimination still tainted the ranks of the military, Arthur L. Collins Jr., a black graduate of Boston Latin School, could not find a congressman to sponsor him in pursuit of his lifelong dream to attend the US Naval Academy at Annapolis. (Full article: 984 words)

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