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This Week in Black History (July 22)
By Amen Oyiboke, Staff Writer
Published July 23, 2015

July 22

(Jane Matilda Bolin)

(Jane Matilda Bolin)

1939- Jane Matilda Bolin was appointed as the judge for the court of domestic relations in New York City and became the first African American woman judge.

July 23

(Vanessa Williams)

(Vanessa Williams)

1984- Vanessa Williams relinquished her crown as Miss America after a scandal arouse about personal photos taken two years prior to her reign.

July 24

(Mary Churchill)

(Mary Church Terrelll)

1954- Mary Church Terrell, the first African American person to serve on the D.C. Board of Education, died in Annapolis, Maryland.

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July 25

(Dennis Hightower)

(Dennis Hightower)

1991- Dennis Hightower was promoted as president of Disney Consumer Products for Africa, Europe and Middle East.

July 26

(Patrick Francis)

(Patrick Francis)

1865- The first African American to receive a Ph.D. degree, Patrick Francis Healy, passed his final examination at Louvain in Belgium.

July 27

(Martin Luther King Jr.)

(Martin Luther King Jr.)

1962- Martin Luther King Jr. was jailed in Albany, Georgia, for three days while marching with The Alban Movement, a desegregation coalition.

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