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This Week in Black History (August 13)
By Amen Oyiboke, Staff Writer
Published August 12, 2015

August 13

BATTLE

1948- Operatic Soprano Kathleen Battle was born in Portsmouth, Ohio. Battle has been awarded 5 Grammys for her vocal performances.

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August 14

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1959- Famous Basketball player and philanthropist Irving “Magic” Johnson was born in Lansing, Michigan. Johnson went on to become an HIV activist after he announced his diagnosis in 1991.

August 15

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1938- U.S. Congresswoman Maxine Waters was born in St. Louis, Missouri. Waters is the representative of California’s 43rd district.

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August 16

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1972- Methodist Church reverend and leader Philip Potter was named the general secretary of the World Council of Churches.

August 17

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1984- Roberto Clemente, born in Puerto Rico of Black and Hispanic heritage, was the second baseball player to be featured on a stamp.

August 18

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1962- Civil Rights Activist James Meredith became the first African American person admitted to the University of Mississippi.

 

 

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