Who was Henry Ossian Flipper?

Introduction Henry Ossian Flipper (21 March 1856 to 26 April 1940) was an American soldier, engineer, former slave and in 1877, the first African American to graduate from the United States Military Academy at West Point, earning a commission as a second lieutenant in the United States Army. He was also an author who wrote… Read More


Read about African-American Soldiers Fighting for Respect in WWI

Article Title Fighting for Respect: African-American Soldiers in WWI. Introduction As the people of the United States watched World War I ignite across Europe, African American citizens saw an opportunity to win the respect of their white neighbours. America was a segregated society and African Americans were considered, at best, second class citizens. Yet despite… Read More

Why are Black Women Joining the US Military at Higher Rates than Men & All Other Racial & Ethnic Groups?

Research Paper Title Desperate Choices: Why Black Women Join the U.S. Military at Higher Rates than Men and All Other Racial and Ethnic Groups. Abstract The enlistment of black women in the U.S. military has been a persistent and growing demographic trend over the past three decades. Black women now constitute nearly one third of all women in… Read More