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Benjamin O. Davis, Sr.

(1877—1970)

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African-American troops

African-American troops  

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Variously called negro, coloured, and black, the history of African-American soldiers is that of US race relations in general. Even after the abolition of formal discrimination by colour, advancement ...
Benjamin O. Davis, Jr.

Benjamin O. Davis, Jr.  

(1912–2002) U.S. army officer and aviator. Davis Jr. was born in Washington, D.C., the son of the first African-American general. He graduated from West Point in 1936 as an infantryman ...
Davis, Benjamin O., Sr.

Davis, Benjamin O., Sr. (1880–1970)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to American Military History

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(1880–1970), first black general.

Born the son of a U.S. government worker in Washington, D.C., Davis attended Howard

Davis, Benjamin O., Sr.

Davis, Benjamin O., Sr. (b. 1 July 1877)   Reference library

Encyclopedia of African American History 1896 to the Present

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(b. 1 July 1877; d. 26 November 1970),

first African American general in American history. Evidence has

Davis, Benjamin Oliver, Sr.

Davis, Benjamin Oliver, Sr. (1877–1970)   Reference library

The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

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Davis Sr. was born in Washington, D.C., and saw his first military service as a first lieutenant in the 8th Infantry Volunteers in the ...

Harlem Hell Fighters

Harlem Hell Fighters  

The first African American National Guard regiment in the state of New York, the “Fifteenth New York,” numbered 2,053 men and 54 officers at the time it was called into ...

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