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80-G-297441 Lieutenant (Junior Grade) Harriet Ida Pickens (left) and Ensign Frances Wills

Photo #: 80-G-297441  Lieutenant (Junior Grade) Harriet Ida Pickens (left) and Ensign Frances Wills
Description: Photo #: 80-G-297441 Lieutenant (Junior Grade) Harriet Ida Pickens (left) and Close a suitcase after graduating from the Naval Reserve Midshipmen's School (WR) at Northampton, Massachusetts, circa December 1944. They were the Navy's first African-American WAVES officers and graduated with the Northampton school's final class. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
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