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Former slave graduates West Point
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By Liz Davis

\x34Historically Yours\x34 by Liz Davis is a blog about American historical trivia--anything American since 1492.

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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
 

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