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Wed, 10.27.1954

The First Black is Promoted to Air Force General in America

Ben O. Davis Jr.

On this date in 1954, Col. Benjamin O. Davis, Jr. was promoted to Brigadier General, the first Black to wear one star in the USAF.


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i went down to malcolmland me come back a man. me return with blackness drippin from my every breath. i went down to malcolmland unprepared but him gave me a grass... HALF BLACK, HALF BLACKER by Sterling Plumpp.
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