First Black West Point Graduate Honored With Bust at Fort Leavenworth

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First Black West Point Graduate Honored With Bust at Fort Leavenworth.  A warm shout out to the family of Henry Flipper, who was the first black graduate at West Point.  I could not imagine how hard it was for him to accomplish this huge endeavor in the face of racism.

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3 Responses

  1. Nice bust. We need our history books rewritten to include these individuals.

  2. Yo Native in a book a have about Johson Whittaker the black west point cadett that was beaten and tied to a bed post then accused of faking it. http://www.geocities.com/armored50th/Johnson_C_Whittaker.html

    That book mentions this gentlemen anyway interesting post.

  3. It is sure great to see African Americans getting their due rewards for their personal achievements. We must applaude the works of our great leaders of yesterday, and embrace our leaders of tomorrow.
    May we always stand tall and proud!

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