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    Profiles in Heritage: First African-American Female Officers

    UNITED STATES

    02.03.2012

    Video by Nicole McFarland 

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    DoDLive proudly presents "Profiles in Heritage," a series honoring the diverse warriors, leaders, and others that have served in the United States Armed Forces over the years. February is African-American History month, and this episode tells the story of Lt. j.g. Harriet Ida Pickens and Ensign Frances Wills, the first African-American, female officers. Pickens and Wills' commissions were a significant historical milestone for the military as they came some 20 years before the Civil Rights Act.

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    VIDEO INFO

    Date Taken: 02.03.2012
    Date Posted: 06.19.2012 14:36
    Category: Package
    Video ID: 147202
    VIRIN: 120203-D-OO792-001
    Filename: DOD_100422269
    Length: 00:01:43
    Location: US

    Web Views: 93
    Downloads: 9
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