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20 Patriotic Pictures of Black Women in the Military

African American women outnumber the amount of any other race enlisting in the United States military. In 2011 an article addressed the amount of black women in the militarycompared to others. One third of the 167,000 women enlisted, were African American. It began with Cathay Williams, the first black woman to enlist in the US military. Despite the years of inequality and unfair treatment, black women still choose to fight for their country. To celebrate the thousands of Black mlitary belles, enjoy these 20 photos of Black military women from the past.

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These 24 beautiful black belles were the first African American women to serve World War II.

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Three proud Black women join the United States Navy.

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Lt. Colonel Harriet Waddy was one of the highest ranking black officers in the Women’s Army Corps.

 

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The strong and beautiful soldiers were excited to return from France.

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Late 1950s, Early 1960s Black Soldier.

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One of the oldest pictures in history of Black US soldier.

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Say cheese! Two Black US Naval officers photographed December 21, 1944.

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Women’s Army Corps gathered around the piano in uniform.

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Young Black Belle posing in her military uniform.

 

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1970s photographs of Black belle leading drill team march.

 

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The beautiful Josephine Baker photographed during her time as a soldier.

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Women’s Army Corps officers posing with grace and poise.

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World War II soliders pose in Camp Shanks, New York before going overseas.

 

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African American nurses in the Army Nurse Corps, creating history in World War II.

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1970s Black military belle being honored by higher military officials.

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US Black female soldiers line up in formation to march on a baseball field.

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Matice Wright, recognized as the first US Black female Naval Flight Officer.

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These Carribean soldiers helped break barriers in the WWII.

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This beautiful BSB served in the United States WAC in the mid 1940s.

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This is a recently recovered photo of a Black female soldier in Camp Shanks in New York. She paused her duty to show her beutiful spirit.

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  1. Nikki Makonnen
    May 29, 2017 / 1:09 pm

    Beautiful post.. I am so glad that you wrote this post. This article brings light to the faithful black women that rarely get any recognition for their sacrifices for our nation. And thank you once again for bringing light to this and your blog is a Godsend so that other black southern belles will be aware educated in the history our Brave women. Bless You Ms. M.

    Nikki,
    Atlanta, Ga

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