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Thirty-two black female cadets will graduate from the United States Military Academy on May 25 — the largest group of black women the school has matriculated in its 217-year history.
The school, more commonly referred to as West Point, shared photos of the historic group, posing in dress uniform, with INSIDER on Thursday.
West Point has been making an effort to recruit more multicultural cadets since 2014, when it set up a diversity office.
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A group of black female cadets at the United States Military Academy proudly posed for photos together ahead of their May 25 graduation, to mark being part of the largest class of black women to graduate from the 217-year-old institution.

Thirty-two black women are set to graduate from the school, more commonly known as West Point, in the class of 2019, the Philadelphia Tribune reported. The momentous occasion comes more than 155 years after the end of slavery, and nearly 99 years after women won the right to vote.

West Point was founded in 1802 but didn’t admit its first black cadet until 1870. The first women were admitted in 1976.

Since 2014 though, the school has been making more …read more

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