September 18, 2014

Thursday Open Thread: African American War Heroes

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Good Morning POU! Today's feature is the first African American to receive the Medal of Honor, the highest award given by Congress to service men and women. William Harvey Carney Carney was born simply as "William," a slave in Norfolk, … [Read more...]

Wednesday Open Thread: African American War Heroes

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Happy Hump Day POU! Today's feature is another incredible story that deserves the attention of a major motion picture studio. Edward Allen Carter, Jr. (May 26, 1916 – January 30, 1963) was a United States Army Staff Sergeant who received … [Read more...]

Tuesday Open Thread: African American War Heroes

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Good Morning POU! Today's feature is a soldier that ordered his own death in order to defend this country. John R. Fox was born in Cincinnati, Ohio May 18, 1915, and attended Wilberforce University, graduating with an ROTC commission in … [Read more...]

Monday Open Thread: African American War Heroes

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Good Morning POU! This week we will feature African Americans that are true war heroes. These are the stories of legends. Each would make an incredible feature film and no embellishment would be required. The Battle of Henry … [Read more...]

Friday Open Thread: Black Women in the Military

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Private Cathay Williams was the only woman to serve in the US Army as a Buffalo Soldier. On November 15, 1866 she enlisted in the Army as a man. Williams reversed her name to William Cathay and lived as a male soldier and served until she was found … [Read more...]

Thursday Open Thread: Black Women in the Military

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In 1862, Governor Andrew of Massachusetts arranged for Harriet Tubman to go to Beaufort, South Carolina, as a nurse and teacher to the Gullah people of the Sea Islands who had been left behind by their owners when they fled the advance of the Union … [Read more...]

Wednesday Open Thread: Black Women In The Military

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  As one of only two female African-American pilots in the Air Force , Capt. Christina Hopper is a rarity. She is also the first and only Black female F-16 Fighting Falcon instructor pilot at Luke Air Force Base in Arizona. Hooper is also the  first … [Read more...]