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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 ...
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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