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

October 22

Clarence S. Green

Clarence S. Green (file photo)

 

1953- Clarence S. Green became the first African American certified in neurological surgery.

October 23

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NAACP (file photo)

 

1947- The NAACP, led by W.E.B. DuBois, sent a petition to the United Nations titled “An Appeal to the World,” to call attention to rampant acts of racial injustice against people of color. 

October 24

Hotel Workers Prepare For Large Service Strike

Kweisi Mfume (file photo)

 

1948- Activist Kweisi Mfume was born in Baltimore, Maryland, as Frizzell Gray. Mfume went on to become NAACP President in 1996.

October 25

Evander Holyfield (file photo)

Evander Holyfield (file photo)

1990- Evander Holyfield knocked out James “Buster” Douglas during the third round of their boxing match, awarding Holyfield as the World Heavyweight Champion.

October 26

Clifton R. Wharton Jr. (file photo)

Clifton R. Wharton Jr. (file photo)

1977- Dr. Clifton R. Wharton Jr. was named the chancellor of State University of New York.

October 27

Benjamin O. Davis Jr. (file photo)

Benjamin O. Davis Jr. (file photo)

1954- Benjamin O. Davis Jr. became the first African American general in the U.S. Air Force.

 

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