Meet the Past

Henry Ossian Flipper

Special | 27m 58s | Video has closed captioning.

Kansas City Public Library Director Crosby Kemper III interviews Henry Ossian Flipper, the first African-American West Point graduate, as portrayed by Damron Russel Armstrong, executive artistic director of the Black Repertory Theatre of Kansas City. Born into slavery, Flipper rose to take charge of the 10th Cavalry Regiment, known as the Buffalo Soldiers.

Aired: 08/24/17

Rating: NR

Problems Playing Video? | Closed Captioning

Meet the Past is a local public television program presented by Kansas City PBS.