THROUGHOUT AMERICA'S HISTORY, from the Battle of Lexington to the Battle for Fallujah, Black Soldiers have honorably answered the call to duty, serving with great valor and distinction in America’s armed forces. Since the birth of our nation, African-American Soldiers have demonstrated the Army's core values. For generations, these proud heroes have played an integral role in protecting and shaping this nation.
During February, the Army celebrates and pays tribute to Black Soldiers and recognizes the important contributions they have made in past wars and are continuing to make today in overseas operations.
Maj. Gen. A.C. Roper
Capt. Benjamin Spencer
Chief Warrant Officer 5 Phillip M. Brashear
Lt. Col. Frederick Moss
Capt. Deshauna Barber
Brig. Gen. Ural Glanville
Maj. Gen. Marcia M. Anderson
Gen. Colin L. Powell
Clifford L. Alexander Jr.
Army Reserve Command Sergeants Major
African Americans in the U.S. Army
National Museum of African American History and Culture
National Archives and Records Administration: Military Resources – Blacks in the Military
Population Diversity and the U.S. Army
Center of Military History: African-Americans in the U.S. Army
Brief History of Black Women in the Military
The Tuskegee Airmen: National Historical Museum
African American Army Reserve Female Warrant Officers: Technical Experts, Combat Leaders, Trainers, and Advisors