Henry O. Flipper

Henry O. Flipper

Henry Ossian Flipper was an American soldier and the first black American cadet to graduate from the United States Military Academy (West Point).

  • Nationality: American
  • Birth Date: 21 Mar 1856
  • Death Date: 3 May 1940
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The Colored Cadet at West Point (1878)
The Colored Cadet at West Point is an autobiographical novel detailing the events leading up to Henry O. Flipper's groundbreaking appointment to the West Point Military Academy, and his active service in the U.S. Army that followed graduation.