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This Week in Black History (October 8)
By Amen Oyiboke, Staff Writer
Published October 7, 2015

October 8

Rev. Jesse Jackson

Rev. Jesse Jackson

1941- Activist Reverend Jesse Jackson was born in Greenville, South Carolina.

October 9

W. Wilson Goode

W. Wilson Goode

1984- W. Wilson Goode became the first African American mayor of Philadelphia.

October 10

A. Leon Higginbotham Jr.

A. Leon Higginbotham Jr.

1962- A. Leon Higginbotham Jr., became the first African American member of the Federal Trade Commission.

October 11

John “Redd Foxx” Elroy Sanford

John “Redd Foxx” Elroy Sanford

1991- Comedian John “Redd Foxx” Elroy Sanford died at age 68 from an apparent heart attack while rehearsing “The Royal Family”.

October 12

Wilt Chamberlain

Wilt Chamberlain

1999- Basketball legend Wilt Chamberlain died at age 63 from heart trouble in Bel-Air, California. Chamberlain formerly played for the Philadelphia 76ers and Los Angeles Lakers.

October 13

Angela Davis

Angela Davis

1970- Angela Davis was arrested in New York City and charged with unlawful flight to avoid persecution for her alleged role in the Marin County courtroom shoot-out. She was later acquitted of the conspiracy.

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