Afro History Today in Afro History ! Henry O. Flipper becomes the first Afro American to graduate from West Point in 1877 ! written by Marc Alexander June 15, 2020 English: Photograph of Henry Ossian Flipper in his West Point cadet uniform. (http://www.usma.edu/Bicentennial/FlipperDinner.asp). (Photo credit: Wikipedia) English: Photo of the first African American Graduate of West Point, Henry O. Flipper (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Related PostsToday in Afro History ! South African President, F.W. de Klerk lifted the ban against anti-apartheid groups such as the African National Congress and committed to releasing Nelson Mandela in 1990 !Today in Afro History ! Fifteen West African countries sign “The Treaty of Lagos” in 1975, creating the Economic Community of West African States !Today in Afro History ! The Fifteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is ratified in 1870, which granted voting rights regardless of race.Today in Afro History ! The Fifteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is adopted in 1870, which prohibits the denying of any citizen the right to vote based on race or color !Today in Afro History ! Author/Activist, Booker T. Washington passes away in 1915.Today in Afro History ! Crispus Attucks is the first American to be killed at the Boston Massacre in 1770. Today in Afro History ! Henry O. Flipper becomes the first Afro American to graduate from West Point in 1877 ! was last modified: June 1st, 2020 by Marc Alexander 0 comment 0 Facebook Twitter Google + Pinterest Marc Alexander previous post Today’s Afro Birthdays ! Rapper/Actor, Ice Cube ! Activist/ Escaped Slave, Josiah Henson ! MLB player/Manager Dusty Baker ! Jazz Pianist, Erroll Garner ! next post Today’s Afro Birthdays ! Singer, Eddie Levert ! Rapper, Tupac Shakur ! Actor, Bill Cobbs ! You may also like Woolsey Fire Flares Up Near Thousand Oaks,... November 14, 2018 Mary J. Blige Drops Her Debut Album:... July 28, 2018 On The Way To Have A Baby,... November 14, 2018 Premiere: Elle Watson Unveils Smouldering R&B EP... May 18, 2018 Coney Island Cyclone Evacuated After Losing Power July 29, 2018 R&B artist Rayvn Lenae to perform Thursday... April 19, 2018 Rich Homie Quan June 12, 2018 Arenas & Hannah Murphy team up for... June 1, 2018 5 Best Live Music Shows in Shanghai... May 30, 2018 'Better road network imperative for holistic development' April 27, 2018 Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.