West Point is about to graduate its largest class of black women

History in the making: These cadets will be among 34 African-American women who will graduate with the Class of 2019 from the United States Military Academy West Point.

(CNN)Thirty-four black women are expected to graduate from West Point next week.

That will be the largest class of African-American women to graduate together in the military academy's lengthy history, West Point spokesman Frank Demaro said.

"Last year's graduating class had 27," said Demaro. "And the expectation is next year's class will be even larger than this year's."

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