New PDF release: African Americans in the Military, Revised Edition (A to Z

By Catherine Reef

ISBN-10: 0816078394

ISBN-13: 9780816078394

ISBN-10: 1438130961

ISBN-13: 9781438130965

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New York: W. W. , 1982, pp. 16–17. S. ” This eagerness to embrace challenges allowed her to excel and become the first African-American woman to pilot naval aircraft and to fly military aircraft in combat. Armour was born in Chicago but was raised in Memphis, Tennessee. Throughout her childhood and teens, older family members instilled in her a pride in military service. Her father, Gaston C. S. Army Reserve; her stepfather, Clarence Jackson, was a retired Marine Corps sergeant; and a grandfather had also been a marine.

Thousands attended the funeral of the five martyrs to freedom, who were buried in a common tomb. The British soldiers were tried for their role in the massacre and acquitted, but it was the fallen Americans who were remembered as heroes. Crispus Attucks inspired pride in the AfricanAmerican militia companies of the antebellum period that called themselves Attucks Guards, and in the black citizens of Boston who from 1858 to 1870 observed the date of his death, March 5, as Crispus Attucks Day. ” Negro History Bulletin 33, no.

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