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Celebrated military general, tuskegee airman and west point military graduate photo credit: us air force president clinton promoted benjamin o davis, jr, greg smith is a leadership speaker and disc trainer. This was not the case for benjamin o davis, jr who managed to work though his impediments to become a symbol of strength and determination to all races of people in all situations imaginable benjamin davis, jr enrolled in the military academy at west point in the fall of 1932 with the goal of graduating as the first african american to graduate the academy in the 20th century. Contributions of benjamin o davis jr, other african americans deserve recognition michelin ceo pete selleck writes about his alma mater honoring benjamin o davis jr.
The hidden figures quotes below all refer to the symbol of the double v for each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one: colonel benjamin o davis jr and the 332nd fighter group took the war to the axis powers from thirty thousand feet the. His father, benjamin o davis, sr was one of the few african-american officers in the us army davis, jr was appointed to the us military academy in 1932 by rep oscar s de priest, the only black congressman at that time.
Benjamin oliver davis sr was a united states army officer he became the first african-american to rise to the rank of brigadier general in the us military in 1940 he was the father of air force general benjamin o davis jr.
Michelin ceo pete selleck writes about his alma mater honoring benjamin o davis jr davis, the only black cadet in his class at west point in 1936, faced isolation and discrimination.
Benjamin o davis, jr is remembered for many things: being the first black air force general, leading the tuskegee airmen flight squadron and standing up to the military establishment in advancing the cause of black soldiers more than that, he is a symbol of the ability of a black man to preserver through obstacles on the path towards excellence.
Benjamin oliver davis jr was born in washington, dc on december 18, 1912, the second of three children born to benjamin o davis sr and elnora dickerson davis his father was a us army officer, and at the time he was stationed in wyoming serving as a lieutenant with an all-white cavalry unit. Benjamin o davis, jr benjamin oliver davis jr was an american united states air force general and commander of the world war ii tuskegee airmen he was the first african-american general in the united states air force.