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NC honors Coast Guard captain who was born a slave

The state Transportation Department has dedicated a bridge along the Outer Banks to a U.S. Coast Guard captain who went from being a slave to the first African-American to command a life-saving station.

The Emily Perez Story

The story of 2nd Lt. Emily Perez, the first black female cadet Brigade Command Sgt. Major of West Point - a groundbreaking cadet and part of the 'Class of 9/11' at West Point: the class that entered the U.S. Military Academy almost simultaneously with the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

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