On February 4, the 2021 Henry O. Flipper Commemoration Dinner was held. The dinner honors the legacy of Henry O. Flipper, Class of 1877 by awarding a West Point Cadet who has persevered while overcoming adversity at USMA with the Flipper Award. This year’s winner was CDT Markus L. Wright ’21, and the guest speaker for the ceremony was Mr. Joseph B. Anderson ’65. Wright overcame personal obstacles by continuing to persevere after losing two of his best friends to gang violence while going through cadet basic training. He has since then begun working with his high school and community leaders in his hometown of Columbus, GA, to raise funds for a scholarship to provide more opportunities for young teenagers. Video. Photos.

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