Celebrate African American Military Heroes During Black History Month
African American soldiers and sailors have shown exceptional courage and heroism in every U.S. war. Learn more about their stories as we celebrate Black History Month.
- Meet WWI hero Eugene Bullard, the first African American combat pilot.
- Discover Captain Michael Healy, a Coast Guard legend and son of a slave who enforced law off Alaska in the post-Civil War era.
- Read the stories of African American soldiers from WWII – Vietnam at the Veteran’s History Project.
- Explore the history of African American soldiers in the Civil War including the battle where 14 African American soldiers won the Medal of Honor.
- View a timeline of African American Army service.
Visit the official African American History Month website and learn more!