Former slave graduates West Point

June 15, 1877

Former slave graduates West Point

The first African American graduated from West point on June 15, 1877. Henry Ossian Flipper was a former slave and graduated 50th out of a class of 76. (some sources say it was a class of 64)

http://www.takepart.com/article2010/06/14/june-15-1877-first-african-american-graduates-west-point