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  • Biddy Mason (1818 - 1891)
    1880 Census: SOURCE : "United States Census, 1880," index and images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 18 May 2015), Biddy Mason in household of William Sargent, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, Un...
  • Capt. Edward L. Baker, Jr. (1865 - 1913)
    Edward Lee Baker, Jr. (December 28, 1865, Laramie County, Wyoming – August 26, 1913, Los Angeles) was an African-American United States Army Sergeant Major received the Medal of Honor for action...
  • Col. Charles Young, USA (1864 - 1922)
    Portrait photograph taken of Colonel Charles Young in 1919. He was the third African American graduate of West Point, the first black U.S. National Park Service superintendent, the first African Amer...
  • Lt. John Hanks Alexander, Buffalo Solider (1864 - 1894)
    John Hanks Alexander was the second African-American graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, following Henry O. Flipper. John Alexander was born on January 6, 1864, the son of...
  • Rev. Peter Williams, Jr. (1786 - 1840)
    . Peter Williams, Jr. (1786–1840) was an African-American Episcopal priest, the second ordained in the United States, and an abolitionist in New York City. He supported free black emigration t...