Henry Ossian Flipper

Soldier and Former Slave Henry Ossian Flipper Full Name: Henry Ossian Flipper
Nationality: American

Profession: Soldier and Former Slave
Why Famous: First African American to graduate from the US Military Academy

Born: March 21, 1856
Star Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Thomasville, Georgia, USA

Died: May 3, 1940 (aged 84)
Cause of Death: Natural causes

Historical Events in the Life of Henry Ossian Flipper

  • 1873-07-01 Henry Ossian Flipper of Georgia one of the first African Americans enters West Point Military Academy
  • 1877-06-15 Henry Ossian Flipper becomes 1st African American to graduate from West Point Military Academy

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