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Henry O. Flipper death...
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May 5, 1940
THE NEW YORK TIMES, May 5, 1940
* Henry Ossian Flipper death
* Former slave
* 1st black West Point graduate
Page 52 has one column headings that include: "EX-SLAVE, GRADUATE OF WEST POINT, DIES" "Henry O. Flipper, 84, Was First Negro at the Academy" First report coverage on the death of the first African American to graduate from West Point Military Academy. Always nice to have notable events in history reported in this World famous publication.
Other news of the day. Complete 1st section only with all 56 pages, rag edition, a little spine wear, otherwise in very nice condition.
Category: The 20th Century