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This Week in Black History (July 30)
By Amen Oyiboke, Staff Writer
Published July 30, 2015

July 30

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1945- Activist, Baptist pastor and politician Adam Clayton Powell Jr. was elected as congressman for Harlem, New York City, in the U.S House of Representatives.

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July 31

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1981- Attorney Arnette R. Hubbard became the first female president of the National Bar Association.

August 1

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1993- Physician Barbara Ross-Lee became the first Black woman to head a medical school in the U.S. when she took the position as dean of Ohio University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine in East Lansing, Michigan.

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August 2

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1982- Jackie Robinson was honored by the U.S. Postal Service with a commemorative stamp. Robinson’s stamp was the fifth stamp in their Black Heritage USA series.

August 3

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1957- Chicago attorney Archibald J. Carey became the first Black chairman of the President’s Committee on Government Employment Policy.

August 4

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1936- John “Long” Woodruff received an Olympic gold medal in the 800-meter run.

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