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This Week in Black History (November 26)
By Amen Oyiboke, Staff Writer
Published November 25, 2015

November 26

(Tina Turner)

(Tina Turner)

1939- Grammy Award winning artist Tina Turner was born in Nutbush, Tennessee.

November 27

(Dorothy Height)

(Dorothy Height)

1957- Dorothy Heights was elected president of the National Council of Negro Women.

November 28

(Ernie Davis)

(Ernie Davis)

1961- Ernie Davis became the first African American to win the Heisman Trophy.

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November 29

(Alice Childress)

(Alice Childress)

1955- Alice Childress became the first African American woman to receive an Obie Award for her play, “Trouble in Mind”.

November 30

(Judith Jamison)

(Judith Jamison)

1965- Judith Jamison made her debut with Alvin Ailey’s American Dance Theatre.

December 1

(Richard Pryor)

(Richard Pryor)

1940- Comedian and actor Richard Pryor was born in Peoria, Illinois, where his grandmother raised him.

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