A Top-Ranking Black Female Officer

A Top-Ranking Black Female Officer

A Top-Ranking Black Female Officer

Harriet M. Waddy: She was one of the two highest-ranking black officers in the women’s Army Corps in World War II. She said that joining the segregated military ”and accepting a situation which does not represent an ideal of democracy” was not ”a retreat from our fight” but ”our contribution to its realization,” according to the New York Times. Before entering the military, she was an aide to Mary McLeod Bethune.

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