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Did you know that Sgt. William Carney was the first African American to be awarded the Medal of Honor and it was for SAVING the American Flag, despite being wounded he refused to let it touch the ground. @Nike @Kaepernick7 #4thofJuly
Absolute badass and former slave who escaped and then volunteered for the colored infantry❤️🇺🇸
He was a member of 54TH Massachusetts Infantry, initiated after Emancipation Proclamation, enrollment soared because:
“..they did not want White people to say that they freed Black people, but that Black people freed themselves.”
cc: @KamalaHarris
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