Record number of black women just graduated from West Point
May 2019 – West Point celebrated a record milestone on Saturday by graduating from its largest class of black women. The Military Academy of the United States saw its most diverse class obtain its diplomas in 2019, with 34 black women graduating together and 223 women in total.
The 34 women comprise a small slice of the roughly 1,000 cadets in the class. The cadets say they’re proud to be part of a milestone at the historic academy after four years of testing their limits.