U.S. Military Academy related articles

Raised Fists by Black Women at West Point Deemed Not to Be a Political Protest

Raised Fists by Black Women at West Point Deemed Not to Be a Political Protest

A group of 16 Black women students set to graduate from the United States Military Academy at West Point came under criticism by posting a photograph of the group with raised fists.

West Point to Name New Cadet Barracks to Honor Benjamin O. Davis Jr.

West Point to Name New Cadet Barracks to Honor Benjamin O. Davis Jr.

In 1932 Benjamin O. Davis Jr., the son of an Army officer, was admitted to West Point. He was “silenced” or shunned by his classmates for four years. No cadets, faculty or staff members befriended or spoke to him except on an official basis.

Stanford University's Condoleezza Rice Receives West Point's Thayer Award

Stanford University’s Condoleezza Rice Receives West Point’s Thayer Award

The award is presented by the U.S. Military Academy’s Association of Graduates to individuals who exemplify West Point’s motto, “Duty, Honor, Country.” Dr. Rice, a former U.S. secretary of state, is now a professor at Stanford University.

The Racial Gap in Graduation Rates at the U.S. Service Academies

The Racial Gap in Graduation Rates at the U.S. Service Academies

Nationwide, the Black student college graduation rate is about 20 percentage points lower than the rate for White students. But at the U.S. service academies the racial gap is much lower.