Meet the Past

Henry Ossian Flipper

Special | 27m 58s

Kansas City Public Library Director Crosby Kemper III interviews Henry Ossian Flipper, the first African-American West Point graduate, as portrayed by Damron Russel Armstrong, executive artistic director of the Black Repertory Theatre of Kansas City. Born into slavery, Flipper rose to take charge of the 10th Cavalry Regiment, known as the Buffalo Soldiers.

Aired: 08/24/17

Rating: NR

Video has closed captioning.

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