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March 21
Henry O. Flipper, the first black graduate of West Point, was born on this date in 1856. Flipper later served as Second Lieutenant in the Black Calvary regiment known as the "Buffalo Soldiers."

Eva Beatrice Dykes became the first black woman to meet the requirements for a Ph.D. on this date in 1921. Dykes attended Radcliffe College in Massachusetts.

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