12 black female service members who have made history
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Kaylah Jackson
February 25, 2020 - 10:00 am
Women have been serving in the Armed Forces in a variety of capacities since before women were even allowed to officially wear the uniform. Black women specifically, served in both gender and race-segregated units until President Harry Truman signed Executive Order 9981, desegregating the military.
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