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Charity Adams, the first African American commissioned officer in the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps in 1942. She served in the Army for four years and held the rank of Lt. Colonel at the time of her release from active duty.

Charity Adams Earley, the first African American commissioned officer in the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps in She served in the Army for four years and held the rank of Lt. Colonel at the time of her release from active duty.

Major Charity Adams Early, the first African American woman commissioned as an officer in the Women's Army Corps

Charity Adams Earley, Black Pioneer in Wacs, Dies at 83

Major Charity Edna Adams Earley was the first African American woman to be an officer in the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (later WACS) and was the commanding officer of the first battalion of African American women to serve overseas during World War II.

Second Lieutenant Walter Tull was the first black British Army officer; served in WWI

Campaign launched for Britain's first black army officer to be honoured with Military Cross for bravery during the First World War

World War I.Second Lieutenant Walter Tull was the first black British Army officer; served in WWI

These members of the Women's Army Corps (WAC) pose for a photograph at Camp Shanks in New York just before shipping out on February 2, 1945. These women were the first contingent of Black American WACs to go overseas during WWII.

4 Members of the Women's Army Corps (WAC) pose at Camp Shanks, New York, before leaving from New York Port of Embarkation on Feb. The women are with the first contingent of Black American WACs to go overseas for the war effort.

Roscoe Robinson – Robinson Jr., of the U.S. Military Academy Class of 1951, was the first African-American officer to rise to the rank of Army four-star general.

Military Academy Class of was the first African-American officer to rise to the rank of Army four-star general. (Love the name Roscoe!

Susan McKinney Steward (born March 18, 1847) was the first Black woman in New York State to become an MD. Dr Steward practiced in Brooklyn, throughout the west while accompanying her husband (an Army chaplain), and at Wilberforce University in Ohio. In 1911 she addressed the first Universal Race Congress at the University of London. #TodayInBlackHistory

Susan Smith McKinney Steward was the first Black American woman to earn a medical doctorate (M.) in New York State and the third in the United States.

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Sylvester Magee (1841-1971) The man who lived 130 years

Civil War veteran Sylvester Magee lived to be 130 years old . He was likely the last living human being who possessed any firsthand memory of the trials of the Civil War or institutionalized slavery.

U.S. Army's First Black Four-Star General Gen. Roscoe Robinson Jr.: Before Gen. Colin Powell, there was Robinson, who became the first African-American four-star general in the U.S. Army. The West Point graduate's career spanned two wars and four stars. In 1993 West Point recognized him as a distinguished graduate.

Roscoe Robinson Jr, ~ was the first Black four ~ star General in U. West Point recognized him as a distinguished graduate in

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