henry O flipper

henry O flipper

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  • We are slaves and have to do what our owners say.
  • Why do we have to do this? 
  • Congratulations.
  • West point accepted me dad!
  • Goodbye Dad, love you.
  • Love you too son, good luck.
  • Henry o flipper was born a slave in Thomasville, Georgia on March 21, 1856. He was the oldest out of his five other siblings. 
  • I was the first black person to graduate from West Point.
  • I am so proud of you son.
  • He attended school at the American Missionary Association and in 1873, as a freshmen, he was appointed to West Point University. 
  • Thank you very much.
  • You will be a second lieuntenant.
  • Henry then said his goodbyes to his family and was on his way to West Point.
  • May Henry O Flipper rest in peace.
  • God rest his sole.
  • After many years he was the first of five black people to graduate from West Point. 
  • On June 14, 1877 he accepted a commission as a second lieutenant.  
  • He died of a heart attack on May 3, 1940.
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