Seven Soldiers from the 10th Cavalry at Fort Robinson, NE.

African Americans in the Frontier Army

The Act of 1866 allowed African Americans a permanent place in the United States Armed Forces.

A photo of Second Lieutenant Henry O. Flipper in dress uniform

Second Lieutenant Henry O. Flipper

Born into slavery at Thomasville, Georgia on March 21, 1856, Flipper became the first African American graduate of West Point.


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