Major Arthur Brooks

Object Details

Scope and Contents
With Christian A. Fleetwood, Major Arthur Brooks organized the first Colored High School Cadet Corp of the District of Columbia in 1888. The young men under the leadership of Major Arthur Brooks developed a tradition of military service among young African American men in the District of Columbia, which in turn, led to some enlisting in World War I and others to the Colored Officers Training Camp in Fort Des Moines, Iowa.
circa 1900
1 Item (photographic print , 7 1/4 x 5 inches.)
Archival materials
Photographic prints
African American men
African American military cadets
Washington (D.C.) -- African Americans
Collection Rights
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Collection Citation
Evans-Tibbs collection, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of the Estate of Thurlow E. Tibbs, Jr.
ACMA.06-016, Item ACMA PH2003.7063.380
Portrait of Major Arthur Brooks
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