Julius Becton joined the segregated US Army in 1943. And over a professional life spanning six decades, he blazed a path for African American officers in the U.S. Military, retiring with the rank of Lieutenant General. And he went on to lead major government agencies, universities and the D.C. Public School system. He joins Kojo to discuss his career and public service.


  • Julius W. Becton, Jr. Lt. General, US Army (retired); CEO and Superintendent, DC Public Schools (1996-1998); and author of "Becton: Autobiography of a Soldier and Public Servant (Naval Inst. Press)

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