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7 Black women who made U.S. military history

7 Black women who made U.S. military history

Contrary to what you may have seen in your history books, Black women have always been participants in the military.Of course, rising the ranks of the armed forces came with it’s gender and racial biases but Black women still persisted. Women of color served in the military as early as the Revolutionary war, acting as spies, keeping soldiers informed about the movements of the British. These women worked during the 1800s with the promise of freedom during the Civil war as well, as nurses, volunteers and cooks.