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This Week in Black History (June 25-July 1)
By Amen Oyiboke, Staff Writer
Published June 25, 2015

June 25

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1968- Lincoln Alexander became the first African American Member of Parliament in the Canadian Parliament.

June 26

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1967- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was denied freedom of speech in Chicago area churches because of the accusations of being a radical preacher. Friendship Baptist Church, located in Chicago’s Westside, was the only church that allowed King to speak on civil rights.

June 27

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1890- George Dixon became the first Black to hold a world title in boxing. Dixon beat Nunc Wallace in England’s Pelican Club and was the only Black present during the fight.

June 28

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1991- U.S. Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall announced his retirement from the highest court in the nation after 24 years of service.

June 28

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1970- National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) chairman Stephen Gill Spottswood in a keynote address at a Ohio convention criticized then Nixon administration for the lack of support for the civil rights movement.

June 30

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1967- Air Force Major Robert H. Lawrence Jr. was named the first African American astronaut.

July 1

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1987- Newark Mayor Kenneth Gibson became the first African American president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors.

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