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Col. Lucas at the ceremony where she was promoted to colonel in 1968 - Wikimedia Commons

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Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame. “Ruth A. Lucas,” n.d. Link.
Belicove, Mikal E. “Ruth Alice Lucas (1920-2013).” BlackPast, July 30, 2013. Link.
Grand Forks Air Force Base. “Weaving the Story of Women’s Lives: Col. Ruth A. Lucas,” March 27, 2015. Link.


Arlington National Cemetery. “Ruth Lucas - African American Firsts Walking Tour at ANC.” June 30, 2021. Link.
Arlington National Cemetery. “Ruth Lucas - Civil Rights and Segregation Walking Tour.” February 28, 2022. Link.
Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame. “Ruth Lucas Tribute Film.” November 14, 2017. Link.


McDonough, Megan. “Ruth A. Lucas, First Black Female Air Force Colonel.” The Washington Post, April 27, 2013. Link.

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