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America's First Black General (PB)

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Throughout an illustrious career that spanned the half-century from the Spanish-American War through World War II, Benjamin O. Davis proved that determination and diplomacy could overcome the barriers raised by racial bigotry.

Today there are as many as 10,000 black officers in the army. In Davis's day there weren't more than two or three. As Marvin Fletcher's admiring but
Paperback, 248 pages
Published February 1st 1989 by University Press of Kansas
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Glenn Banks
Apr 14, 2015 rated it really liked it
I seem to pick books that have themes. last year I read few books on American Indians, this maybe the year of Africans Americans or people with that heritage. Prejudice helped keep him from advancing in rank, politics helped him get ahead. like many that succeeded in an era of harsh racism he worked hard, harder than the suppressors, so hard and was so good at his job that suppressors could not deny the talent.

Few things I thought was interesting, the book said that foreigners of African decent
Jaron Roux
Mar 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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This was a great read. Very insightful an eye opening to the struggle that B.O. Davis Sr had to endure to serve his country!
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