Updated: Jun 20, 2019
“My hope when young black girls see these photos is that they understand that regardless of what life presents you, you have the ability and fortitude to be a force to be reckoned with”-[Welch-Baker]
West Point Military Academy has broken a record!
34 African-American women cadets have graduated equalling the largest number of black female graduates in the academy's history!
The numbers continue to grow as just last year there were only 27 Black women graduates and in 2019 the numbers have doubled as their were a total of 110 African-American academy graduates compared to 2013.
These graduates will become U.S. Army second lieutenants.
In the words of Sen. Kamala Harris, “Congratulations on entering the next great chapter of your lives!”