Gen. Benjamin O. Davis Jr. eventually became a Tuskegee Airman and the Air Force’s first black general, but when he was just a cadet in 1932 at the United States Military Academy, no one wanted to be his roommate, let alone be his friend, or even speak to him unless absolutely necessary.

Now, West Point’s newest barracks, which opened with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday on the New York campus, is named after the trailblazer who once described himself as ”an invisible man.”

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