Black Excellence and Black History!
Clifford Alexander Jr., the nation's first Black
secretary of the Army has died. He was 88. His
wife confirmed on Monday that died at the
couple's home in Manhattan on Sunday. Clifford
Alexander was raised in Harlem and educated at
Harvard. He helped shepherd the landmark Voting
Rights Act of 1965 and became President Lyndon
Johnson's personal consultant on civil rights.
President Jimmy Carter named Alexander secretary
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