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Henry Ossian Flipper

Soldier and Former Slave Henry Ossian Flipper

Profession: Soldier and Former Slave

United States of America

Biography: First African American to graduate from the US Military Academy

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

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

Historical Events

  • 1873-07-01 Henry Ossian Flipper of Georgia 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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