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Henry Flipper, born a slave, beat astonishing odds and overcame classmates' racism to become the first black graduate in 1877.
These hardworking generals outperformed the showboats at every turn.
From great triumphs to continuing struggles, learn more about African American history with these books.
An intercepted telegram provided a reason for President Wilson to join the effort.
The statues were a sign of honor for their enemy and a symbol of the strength of the empire.