The military history of African Americans dates back to colonial times, when African-American patriots fought against the British in the Revolutionary War.
Today, more than two million African Americans serve in the U.S. Armed Forces.
Quiz Question: Many African Americans have served in distinguished positions throughout the centuries. In 1940, who became the first African American to serve as a general officer in the U.S. Army?
A. Benjamin O. Davis Sr.
B. Calrton W. Kent
C. Henry O. Flipper
D. Jesse L. Brown
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African-American ‘Firsts’ Key to Army History
African Americans in the Civil War
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