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This Week in Black History (August 27)
By Amen Oyiboke, Staff Writer
Published August 26, 2015

 

August 27

 W.E.B. Dubois 

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1963- W.E.B. Du Bois, scholar and founder of NAACP, died in Accra, Ghana.

August 28

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1955- 14 year-old Emmett Till was kidnapped and lynched in Money, Mississippi, for allegedly whistling at a white female at a local grocery shop.

August 29

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1962- Malvin R. Goode becomes the first African American television news commentator when he began working at ABC.

August 30

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1983- Lieutenant Colonel Guion S. Bluford Jr. became the first African American US astronaut enters.

August 31

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1935- In Beaumont, Texas, American professional baseball player and manager Frank Robinson was born. He was the first Black manager in major league baseball.

September 1

CHAPPIE

1975- Gen. Daniel “Chappie” James Jr. promoted to rank of four-star general and named commander-in-chief of the North American Air Defense Command.

 

 

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