Henry O. Flipper (1856-1940)
@ New Georgia Encyclopedia
Henry, Susan Copeland
DescriptionEncyclopedia article about Henry O. Flipper. Henry O. Flipper was the first African American to graduate from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York. After his graduation and commission as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army, he was wrongfully court-martialed and dishonorably discharged. His good name and honor were posthumously restored in 1976.
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