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This Day in Black History: Jan. 19, 1977

This Day in Black History: Jan. 19, 1977

Clifford Alexander Jr. named Secretary of the U.S. Army, the first African-American person to hold the title.

Published January 19, 2012

Clifford Alexander Jr. was named Secretary of the U.S. Army by President Jimmy Carter on this day. He was the first African-American to hold the position.


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Written by Britt Middleton

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