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July 24: Alexandre Dumas, the author of The Count of Monte Cristo, and The Three Musketeers was born in First French Republic, 1802
July 24, 2021
July 24: Alexandre Dumas, the author of The Count of Monte Cristo, and The Three Musketeers was born in First French Republic, 1802 ... read more »
July 10: Togo West Jr. served his final day as United States Secretary of Veterans Affairs, 2000
July 10, 2021
July 10: Togo West Jr. served his final day as United States Secretary of Veterans Affairs, 2000 ... read more »
June 24: Rosetta Douglass who wrote, “What Role is the Educated Negro Woman to Play in the Uplifting of Her Race?” was born, 1839
June 24, 2021
June 24: Rosetta Douglass who wrote, "What Role is the Educated Negro Woman to Play in the Uplifting of Her Race?" was born, 1839 ... read more »
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June 23: The award winning show, The Boondocks, ended its four year run, 2014
June 23, 2021
June 23: The award winning show, The Boondocks, ended its four year run, 2014 ... read more »
June 22: William Barry received the patent for the postmarking and cancelling machine, which is used by Post Offices around the globe, 1897
June 22, 2021
June 22: William Barry received the patent for the postmarking and cancelling machine, which is used by Post Offices around the globe, 1897 ... read more »
June 21: Blues singer known as the “King of the Boogie,” John Lee Hooker passed away at the age of 83 in 2001
June 21, 2021
June 21: Blues singer known as the "King of the Boogie," John Lee Hooker passed away at the age of 83 in 2001 ... read more »
June 20: George Clinton & Parliament-Funkadelic were Grammy, Salute To Music Legends, award recipients, 2019
June 20, 2021
June 20: George Clinton & Parliament-Funkadelic were Grammy, Salute To Music Legends, award recipients, 2019 ... read more »
June 19: Juneteenth is observed, commemorating the day Africans in Texas heard of the end of legal enslavement in the U.S.,1865
June 19, 2021
June 19: Juneteenth is observed, commemorating the day Africans in Texas heard of the end of legal enslavement in the U.S.,1865 ... read more »
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June 17: Ermias Asghedom aka Nipsey Hussle opened The Marathon Store. It is world’s first “smart store” , 2017
June 17, 2021
June 17: Ermias Asghedom aka Nipsey Hussle opened The Marathon Store. It is world's first "smart store" , 2017 ... read more »
June 16: The 1st African American Mayor of Newark, NJ Kenneth Gibson was elected, 1970
June 16, 2021
June 16: The 1st African American Mayor of Newark, NJ Kenneth Gibson was elected, 1970 ... read more »
June 14: The famous 125th St. (at Adam Clayton Powell Blvd.) in Harlem, NY was co-named Dr. Yosef ben-Jochannan Way, 2019
June 14, 2021
June 14: The famous 125th St. (at Adam Clayton Powell Blvd.) in Harlem, NY was co-named Dr. Yosef ben-Jochannan Way, 2019 ... read more »
June 13: Thurgood Marshall was appointed as the first African American Supreme Court Justice, 1967
June 13, 2021
June 13: Thurgood Marshall was appointed as the first African American Supreme Court Justice, 1967 ... read more »
June 12: Civil Rights worker Medgar Evers was shot to death in his driveway in Jackson, Mississippi, 1963
June 12, 2021
June 12: Civil Rights worker Medgar Evers was shot to death in his driveway in Jackson, Mississippi, 1963 ... read more »
June 11: The United States Post Office issued the a stamp honoring educator Anna Julia Cooper, 2009
June 11, 2021
June 11: The United States Post Office issued the a stamp honoring educator Anna Julia Cooper, 2009 ... read more »
June 10: U.S. Senate imposed cloture for first time
June 10, 2021
U.S. Senate activated "cloture" for first time on a civil rights benchmark, ending Southern Filibuster by a vote of 71-29.  The public accommodation and fair employment sections bill passed and was signed by President Johnson on July ... read more »
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