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Born into slavery in Thomasville, Georgia, on March 21, 1856, Henry Ossian Flipper was appointed to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York, in 1873. Over the next four years he overcame harassment, isolation, and insults to become West Point’s first African American graduate and the first African American commissioned officer in the regular U.S. Army.

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Born into slavery, Henry Ossian Flipper was appointed to the US Military Academy at West Point in He went on to become the first African American graduate and commissioned officer in the regular US Army.

Remembering Henry Johnson, the World War I Soldier Called “Black Death” | History | Smithsonian

Remembering Henry Johnson, the Soldier Called “Black Death”

”Remembering Henry Johnson, the Soldier Called “Black Death” Henry Johnson suffered 21 wounds and rescued a fellow soldier while repelling an enemy raid in the Argonne Forest in 1918 but died 11 years later a forgotten man.

Henry Ossian Flipper 1856-1940 born into slavery in Georgia. He was an American soldier, in 1877 he was the first African American to graduate from the United States Military Academy at West Point. Also earned 2nd lieutenant in US Army. He was the first non white to lead Buffalo Soldiers of the 10th cavalry. He was pardoned by president Bill Clinton in 1999.

Henry Ossian Flipper born into slavery in Georgia. He was an American soldier, in 1877 he graduate from the United States Military Academy at West Point. Also earned lieutenant in US Army. He led Buffalo Soldiers of the cavalry.

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10 Little-Known Black History Figures Who Made A Big Change

Edward Alexander Bouchet was the first African-American to earn a doctorate degree, which he received for physics in 1876 from Yale. He was also the first African-American to graduate from Yale,

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This young soldier was killed in combat. God bless her. God Bless  America!

Emily Perez, was the first female African American Cadet Command Sergeant Major in the history of the U. Military Academy at West Point. She was deployed to Iraq in December as a Medical Service Corps officer and killed when a makeshift bomb exploded ne

Col. Charles Young was the third African-American to graduate from West Point, the first to attain the rank of colonel, and he was the highest-ranking black officer in the military at the time of his death in 1922.    Read more: http://www.kentucky.com/2010/11/14/1523362/merlene-davis-col-charles-young.html#ixzz1bTbffPax

Charles Young was the third African-American to graduate from West Point, the first to attain the rank of colonel, and he was the highest-ranking black officer in the military at the time of his death.

Bass Reeves... The original Lone Ranger. Wow!

The real-life Django: black Wild West marshal Bass Reeves who arrested 3,000 outlaws and killed 14 men

Real-Life Django, Bass Reeves: The legendary African-American Wild West marshal who arrested outlaws and killed 14 men Bass Reeves was born a slave in 1838 and later broke from his owner to live among Native Americans Reeves became a Deputy U.

The Holocaust’s forgotten black victims – the ‘Rhineland Bastards’ (Article)

The Holocaust’s forgotten black victims – the ‘Rhineland Bastards’ (Article) Black people are not getting a fair trial in Cobb County Georgia. Evil vile red neck police illegally stop innocent black people by the precinct Cobb County white police

"There is not a nation on the earth guilty of practices more shocking and bloody than are the people of the United States, at this very hour."  - Frederick Douglass; 1852.

Read one of the greatest speeches in American History. Frederick Douglass' What to the American Slave is Your of July. - What to the American Slave is Your Fourth of July?

Barney Ford was born a slave in Virginia. At the age of twenty-fire, he escaped and began a successful career in a variety of entrepreneurial ventures.By 1860, he was living in Denver and became a prosperous tycoon in the hotel, restaurant, and barbershop businesses, earning the nickname the "Black Baron of Colorado." Throughout the Civil War, he gave financial assistance, food, and jobs to escaped and free African Americans.

Barney Ford was born a slave in Virginia. I chose this picture it shows he was a slave then had work and businesses. he helped african- Americans with jobs in colorado

- Brig. Gen. Benjamin O. Davis, Sr., the first African-American general in the U.S. Army, watches a Signal Corps crew erecting poles, somewhere in France. August 8, 1944. His son, Benjamin O. Davis, Jr., graduated from West Point and commanded the Tuskegee Airmen

World War II Brig. Benjamin O. Davis watches a Signal Corps crew erecting poles, somewhere in France. The first African American general in the United States military and the father of a general. His son would lead the Tuskegee Airmen in WWII.

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Vintage Cabinet Card Photo of African-American Cowboys by the New York Gallery of Piedmont, West Virginia. Interesting that this same photo appeared on a cabinet card from a photographer in Iowa.

The great abolitionist Frederick Douglass and his grandson Joseph.  Photo: Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture

"The great American abolitionist Frederick Douglass and his grandson, Joseph." Photo: Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture

ThanksDorie Miller was born in Waco, TX. He joined the Navy as a cook and was in Pearl Harbor during the Japanese attack. He helped carry many sailors to safety and manned an anti aircraft weapon that he had never been trained to use. He was award the Navy Cross for his heroic actions and it was personally presented to him by Admiral Nimitz - head of the entire Pacific Fleet. It was the first time that an African American in the Pacific Fleet received such a high commendation. awesome pin

Doris "Dorie" Miller, born in Waco Texas in known for his bravery during the attack on Pearl Harbor. He was the first African American to be awarded the Navy Cross.

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