Sherian Grace Cadoria (b.1943) was the first African American female general in the United States Army and the highest ranking female at the time of her retirement in 1990 with the rank of Brigadier General. She is a graduate of Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and holds a Master of Arts degree in Social Work from the University of Oklahoma. Initially in the Women's Army Corps, she transferred to the Military Police Corps in the 1970s.
Mary McLeod Bethune (7/10/1875 - 5/18/1955) founded what would become Bethune-Cookman University in 1904, financing it by selling sweet potato pies and soliciting donations from wealthy businessmen vacationing in Daytona Beach. She was one of the most influential African Americans of the early 20th century, serving as an advisor to presidents from Coolidge to Truman and a consultant to the Women's Army Corps (WAC) and founding of the UN.
A Book of Facts About the WAC (Women's Army Corps Booklet 1944)
The Women's Army Corps (WAC) was the women's branch of the United States Army. It was created as an auxiliary unit, the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) on 15 May 1942, and converted to full status as the WAC in 1943. Visual reference for the Duster graphic novel. http://Duster.me