Hist 1302 - Richelle Askey November 1, 2007 America's First...

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Richelle Askey November 1, 2007 America’s First Black General: Benjamin O. Davis, Sr., 1880-1970 By Marvin E. Fletcher Marvin E. Fletcher is professor of history at Ohio University. Fletcher received a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin. In addition to America’s First Black General, Fletcher published, The Black Soldier and Officer in the United States Army, 1891-1917 and The Peacetime Army, 1900 to 1941: A Research Guide . Fletcher is researching a history of the Gold Star Mothers pilgrimage, 1929-1933 and has participated in a television documentary on this subject. Fletcher shows the reader that Benjamin O. Davis used determination and diplomacy to overcome the barriers raised by racial bigotry, during Davis’s career in the military. The author demonstrates this with accounts from Davis’s life. When Davis first began his military career as a volunteer in the Spanish American War, the War Department was very reluctant to allow any black officers in the military. In the end, blacks
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This note was uploaded on 04/13/2008 for the course HIST 1302 taught by Professor Malavis during the Fall '07 term at San Jacinto.

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Hist 1302 - Richelle Askey November 1, 2007 America's First...

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