Little Known Black History Fact: Charles Vernon Bush

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  • In June 1959, Charles Vernon Bush became one of the first three black cadets at the United States Air Force Academy. As squadron commander, Bush was the first black to graduate in the Academy’s history. Prior to his attendance to the academy, Bush was selected by Chief Justice Earl Warren as the first black Page to the U.S. Supreme Court. He even transferred to a special high school, Capitol Page School, made specifically for U.S. Pages.

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