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This Week in Black History (November 5)
By Amen Oyiboke, Staff Writer
Published November 4, 2015

November 5

Shirley Chisolm

Shirley Chisolm

1974- Shirley Chisholm became the first African American woman elected to Congress.

November 6

Sharon Pit Kelly

Sharon Pratt Kelly

1990- Sharon Pratt Kelly was elected mayor of Washington, D.C., making her the first woman of any race to hold that position.

November 7

Governor

Lawrence Douglas Wilder

1989- Lawrence Douglas Wilder became the first African American governor for Virginia and in the U.S. since reconstruction. He served as the 66th governor from 1990 to 1994.

November 8

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Crystal Bird Fauset

1938- Crystal Bird Fauset became the first African American woman elected to State Legislature in the U.S. acquiring this distinction by being named to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.

November 9

Dorothy Dandridge

Dorothy Dandridge

1922- Iconic actress and singer Dorothy Dandridge was born in Cleveland, Ohio. The actress was the first recognized African American actress and sex symbol.

November 10

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Charlie Sifford

1957- Charlie Sifford became the first African American person to win a professional golf tournament at the Long Beach Open.

November 11

Louis Armstrong

Louis Armstrong

1925- Louis Armstrong recorded his first of “Hot Five” and “Hot Seven” recordings that influenced the direction of jazz.

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