Top Five (i.e. First) Black Men to Attend West Point

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All of these men have been claimed as the first black man to attend West Point, some erroneously, of course. So we had to read up to find out what the real story was, and we found out that the real story behind these guys is very very interesting. Check it out.

1. Charles Young: Appointed 1884, he was the third black man to graduate from West Point.

1. John Hanks Alexander: Second black man to graduate from West Point. Suffered much harassment while there. Nevertheless served honorably, but died at age 30 due to “apoplexy”. Appointed 1883.

1. Johnson C. Whittaker: Expelled due to trumped up charges. He was the only black cadet for much of his time there. Appointed 1876

1. Henry Ossian Flipper: Graduated 1877!!! First Black man to graduate from West Point, and first Black man serving as a commissioned officer in the U.S. military. But then a few years later was dishonorably discharged from the army due to trumped up charges. Appointed 1873.

1. James Webster Smith: Expelled on trumped up charges. Appointed 1870.

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22 Responses to “Top Five (i.e. First) Black Men to Attend West Point”

  1. Carter

    Jun 10th, 2010

    My ancestor, John Sutton Outlaw, was registered at West Point for the 1884-1885 school year. He also was the son of slaves, from Windsor, NC, Bertie County. Do you have any information on him? Pictures? I don’t know how he was appointed or why he left. But he ended up becoming a doctor and moving to LA. Any info would be appreciated. Thanks.

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    Bethany Reply:

    Hi Carter. I don’t have any information, but thanks for sharing what you know. I encourage you to research his history–it would make a fascinating article!

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  2. the african prince

    Feb 9th, 2011

    dear brothers and sisters……we have served in all the great armies of the world…from africa ,egypt kings,,,napolian generals,,,and all through history…check it out on google…black presidents of the us and black kings and queens of africa and egypt…..this is just a note from a brother …st emma military acad 59…pmc 59…unm 60..63..sweden 64…

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  3. the african prince

    Mar 21st, 2011

    dear brothers and sisters th time is now…we must learn our black african history…because when we know from where we have come we will know where we are going…the whole world is our home..check out the black chiness…black indians of india…and even the black indians of the united states…and how our black brothers and sisters of africa gave civilization to the whole world…this safari of life is our history…we must pass on the story and live it….education is free…and we must educate our brothers and sisters…the place is in the church…in our schools and in the streets…just another note from a brother over 70 years old………………..st emma acad 59 …pmc 59 60…unm 60 63 ul sweden 64 and then the african safari history…around the world to this day…god bless you alll

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  4. the african prince

    Mar 24th, 2011

    chevalier de saint george was the leader and commander o the black army reggiment and cavalry…of napolians time…de saint george was the black man..alexzander dumas was his second officer…they were the three musketeers…as written by dumas son…this is real black history……..de saint george went to the royal military academy of france…….just another note from a brother on the black safari of history……………de prince africanus

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  5. the african prince

    Mar 25th, 2011

    we have the talking book… bros an sisters…we walk and talk every day…talk talking book of our history…see the films that look like us and dont forget they are still out to get us…a brother from the airforce academy has a book out…its all on google…check it all out…another brother went to france before the first world..he was about 12 years old.. he joined the french international army..and when the first world war started…he became a pilot in the french airforce..and when the americans came in the war …he joined them and he was not permitted to fly..see what they do to us….the talking book is out there with us every day…walk and talk the talking book of our history safari of life……..walk on….talk on talking book………de bro prince

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  6. the african prince

    Mar 31st, 2011

    what about the black presidents of the united states…..they were the comander in chief of all the militaries of the us…west point and alllll…..our black history of the world from day one…comming up the nile river bring civilization to egypt and the mediteranian europian world…..and there were many white one drope brothers at west point …like eisenhower and alllllllll the rest one drop brothers and sisters around the world—-diaspora…diaspora….check out black kings and queens of europeand rome..african popes and ceasers of rome…thats it for now brothers and sisters black or white are we not allllllllllll….brothers and sisters….just a note from a brother over 71….still out there on the history safari of life…………safari prince

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  7. the african prince

    Apr 1st, 2011

    oh brother….our brothers and sisters around the world……..a new day has begun in africa for us allllllllllll…..we must take the lead…..take the heed……this is our africa…south america…mid america…north americas and canada………………….look at africa……the new west point has begun……black africa……is on the march…….they made us ruuuuuuunn………..the gold….the diamonds…and oil…..is still ours….we working…and marching our way around the world………and when the time comes…..we marching …..walking….flying……and sailing home…………………….send a house home…..a car….a bus…clothesand all the right stuff….we must call home……we must call home…call home…walky…..talky…home…in and by the internet we are instantly at home….send a prepaid phone home…………dont forget…they will not let you forget……..i am..we are what weare …and all the work we do…..our past….present…..and future is stamped and marked upon our face……we are the people and civilization of the world…………..god bless us allllllllllllll…….brothers and sisters…..just a instant note from your brother still on the safari march back to africa……………….de safari prince

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  8. The Safari Prince

    Apr 13th, 2011

    to get to this point after 71 years takes a giant step….my people hear this beat of the drum…our drums of the black history safari is pounding and sounding all over this land and the world………for 35 years….i did not pick up the pen….i did not have a computer….but i did have a talking book….we walked and talked our way around the world….we made paintings…photos…picture books about the black world of freedom……freedom for us allllll…to walk and talk our way home……ooooo yes….its time to go home…..we have seen the brothers and sisters around the world…..well its time to get in touch……send it allllll home…..i do not mean that we are all going back to africa…..we too are a billion people now in this world and where ever we are…that too is an important place…from where ever we are we have a job to do…..some of us started out from the black rotc…the black west point dream or and of another demention….in our universe……………..the time is now to be at home in our heartand mind…..dont take it anymore…send a prepaid phone….send a computer home……instant communication….send a house home in a book ….to africa haiti and to all our homes all over this black world…..islands in the pacific…atlantic….african ocean or indian ocean……we are all over this world ……..fom day one we started this safari around the world comming up the nile river… the only river in the world that goes up…….and we gave civilization to the world…the pyramids….rome…black kings and queens of alllllllllllll de lands… popes and kings of rome.,,,blacks presidents of the us………and one drop kins and queens all over th world…….we have seen them in the street…..in the bars and jazz cafes in paris…….and the jazz houses around the world………many of our brothers and sister are dying off…many never got to go home…..noy even their pensions got to go home………..we sleep the long sleep in potters graves of slaves……they save for us……….wake up…….get up in the morning and start that instant journey…..safari home…..this world is chaning fast,,,,,oh yes we can….o yes we will alllllllll over this world….it is late at night…..we think we wright….this is the ast will and testament…..but before we sleep the sleep dont let this new day get away…..its 5 in the morning….your new day is dawning don let it get away….rise up….rise up to freedom…..god bless our sisters and brothers around the world……..black or white or brown or blue…..we have a job to do……the safari prince

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  9. the african prince

    Apr 15th, 2011

    poems and songs of africa………….the african dream………dream the dream……..of africa safari of life around the world…………or black citizens of the world……………diaspora………diaspora…………uhuru……de..wananchi…azania…….azania……..freedom for us allllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll…the winds….have changed…..the new africa starts now…….you see it on tv ……that it for now……the safari prince

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  10. the african prince

    Apr 17th, 2011

    everything we do makes history…..our black history from africa….we are the mark and face of africa……..that face is all over the world…..we are the diaspora and the dna of life………….we are the begining of civilization…..yet they hide from us….kill us…and try to take away our president because he is africa………………….what are they trying to do to us…………………………………….the march is on……..they are retuning to africa…….this time they telling us its for our freedom……..they are comming for the gold…….because they need money………….their money is running out….and they have to pay off the chines……..boots are on the ground……………………..this time we must be ready………yes we want freedom……..freedom for us allllllll all over this world………………your brother in peace and love…de prince africanus

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  11. the safari prince

    Apr 25th, 2011

    the other day on the walking street over here………a brother from the vietnam war told us that there are still brothers…….vets in sweden still trying to get home……..they must be about 70 years old and older…………its time to bring our brothers home……..ask obamma to send a jet to bring alllllllllll home before its to late for them allllllllll………many white and some black brothers………they want to come home……………..years ago a brother from russia about 80 years old came back home through mexico……a black congressmen helped him…………there was even a sister down in mexico that came home……she was a great artist…………………thats about it for now………god bless us alllllllllllllllll….brother prince

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  12. the african prince

    May 14th, 2011

    proclamation in black…………………………black soldiers of the world….our main appeal and regards are hereby dedicated to total freedom…………..of the black people of the world……our struggle is not an isolated objective………it is not based upon one or a few black countries …..that may look like……….they have achieved their freedom and independence………..because they are not free nor independent……..unless we are allllllllllllllll free……………………………………….their freedom and independence and .however they fought to get it……is our struggle and fight in total to get freedom for us allllllllllllll…………….the fight remaining is bassed upon w orld historical patterns and strategy………………………………….however…..where ever…….forever the …black lands and world are our rectitude…………………………..the black mans world is vast and strategic and rich…..very rich——–we have awakened…………,,,,,and no more shall we accept crumbs nor idle sleep……..we are not a people out there all over the world…..for just a place to sleep……….something to eat……..and pussy………………………..we are sovereign nations flying our soverign flags and flying our own flying machines……………………………we are the people and many nations…..a billion strong……….we compose over 100…black nations in this world……………..just a note from the safari prince

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  13. safari prince

    Oct 19th, 2011

    please add lt perez to your west point list

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  14. the safari prince

    Dec 27th, 2011

    beyond age…..beyond time…..we are gods secret army……..

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  15. the safari prince

    Mar 21st, 2012

    the bloodlines of the usa presidents white and black………..they all came from the same family of kings and queens of europe and africa………just check it all out on google….

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  16. the safari prince

    Jul 7th, 2012

    please check us out on the black university of the world…..black rotc….black west point…..black history safari…..and the cannes film festival 2012 safari prince….thank you allllllllll……and all the best…

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  17. the safari prince

    Jul 22nd, 2012

    brothers and sisters around the world…… we are the black university of the world…..we are the soldiers of the wars of freedom……we are the people of freedom of africa and the black man of the world….we are the black university of the world …….and we are all students and teachers……..so let us teach and learn for the rest of our lives…….

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  18. safari prince

    Aug 9th, 2012

    just stoped by….trust all is well……we need obama…..just a note from a brother on the safari of life at 72 years old…..

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  19. the safari prince

    Nov 15th, 2012

    academy international….land….sea….and air………….an international academy for all ages and all our people all over the world…..education and jobs…..this is an lifetime academy via the internet for all our people…..we must work together to educate and make jobs for our people all over the world…..we are our peoples academy…..land….sea….and air…………lets march together around the world for our people…………….the international black west point of the world…..

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  20. the safari prince

    Jan 10th, 2013

    tea for two or 100 at the best tea rooms in the world…..poetry recitals by the safari prince……poems and songs of africa……..sign up at the 4 seasons tea room in philly….

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    the safari prince Reply:

    we must keep in touch around the world……and via our computers we can do that……..we have a history of the world at hand…….we must use it as a family of man…………we must stand by our history of the black university of the world………the white man is going to mars……someday we will too………and even back to the universe of our big bang safari history and life……….we shall overcome…….god bless you my brothers and sisters…….all the best of this life and more……………the safari prince all over the internet…..

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