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This Week in Black History (September 24)
By Amen Oyiboke, Staff Writer
Published September 23, 2015

September 24

John T. Walker

John T. Walker

1977- John T. Walker installed as the first Black bishop of the Episcopal diocese of Washington.

September 25

Barbara-W.-Hancock-Becomes-first-African-American-woman-named-a-White-House-Fellow-9-25-74

1974- Barbara W. Hancock became the first Black woman named a White House fellow.

September 26

Serena Williams

Serena Williams

1981- Grand Slam tennis sensation Serena Williams was born in Saginaw, California.

September 27

Gwendolyn Brooks

Gwendolyn Brooks

1950- Gwendolyn Brooks was awarded and cited as the first African American Pulitzer Prize winner for her book of poetry “Annie Allen”.

September 28

Miles Davis

Miles Davis

1991- Jazz trumpeter and composer Miles Davis died at 65 in Santa Monica, CA, after complications from a stroke.

September 29

Mabel Fairbanks

Mabel Fairbanks

2001- Mabel Fairbanks, the first Black women to be inducted in the U.S. Figure Skating Hall of Fame, died in Burbank, CA, from acute leukemia.

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