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AK Rose on 09/07/2018

This Day In Black History: September 7

Jacob Lawrence, acclaimed painter, was born.Source: https://thewright.org/index.php/explore/educational-resources/2013-11-28-11-27-37/today-in-black-history-972013

AK Rose on 09/05/2018

This Day In Black History: September 5

Harriet “Hattie” Adams Wilson becomes the first African-American woman to publish a book with “Our Nig, Or, Sketches from the life of a Free Black Woman”.Source: https://thewright.org/index.php/explore/educational-resources/2013-11-28-11-27-37/today-in-black-history-952013

AK Rose on 09/04/2018

This Day In Black History: September 4

The Little Rock Nine are blockaded from entering their private school in Arkansas by Governor Orval Faubus.Source: https://www.history.com/topics/black-history/central-high-school-integration

AK Rose on 09/02/2018

This Day In Black History: September 2

Billy Preston, “The Fifth Beatle” was born. Source: https://www.bet.com/news/national/2014/09/02/this-day-in-black-history-sept-2-1946.html

AK Rose on 09/01/2018

This Day In Black History: September 1

Hall of fame basketball player, Guy William Rodgers, was born.Source: https://thewright.org/index.php/explore/educational-resources/2013-11-28-11-27-37/today-in-black-history-912014

AK Rose on 08/31/2018

This Day In Black History: August 31

Eldridge Cleaver, one of the founding members of the Black Panther Party, was born.Source: http://blackhistorydaily.com/black_history/eldridge_cleaver.html

AK Rose on 08/30/2018

This Day In Black History: August 30

Thurgood Marshall was confirmed as first African-American Supreme Court justice.Source: https://www.bet.com/news/politics/2013/08/30/this-day-in-black-history-aug-30-1967.html

AK Rose on 08/28/2018

This Day In Black History: August 28

Let us allow Ava DuVernay to demonstrate why this day is so influential in black history.https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/heres-why-august-28-is-such-an-important-date-in-black-history_us_57e95479e4b0e28b2b55317e

AK Rose on 08/27/2018

This Day In Black History: August 27

Black activist, author, and sociologist W.E.B. Du Bois died.Source: https://thewright.org/index.php/explore/educational-resources/2013-11-28-11-27-37/today-in-black-history-8272011

AK Rose on 08/26/2018

This Day In Black History: August 26

NASA mathematician, Katherine Goble Johnson was born. Her efforts helped guide America’s manned spacecraft.Source: https://thewright.org/index.php/explore/educational-resources/2013-11-28-11-27-37/today-in-black-history-8262013

AK Rose on 08/25/2018

This Day In Black History: August 25

By New York World-Telegram and the Sun staff photographer: Palumbo, Fred, photographer. – Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. New York World-Telegram and the Sun Newspaper Photograph Collection. http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3c14745, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/i

AK Rose on 08/24/2018

This Day In Black History: August 24

By Carl Van Vechten – Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, Carl Van Vechten photograph collection, http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/van.5a52602, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=923711Distinguished lawyer and judge Edith Sampson became first Black delegate app

AK Rose on 08/23/2018

This Day In Black History: August 23

Booker T. Washington’s National Negro Business LeagueBooker T. Washington’s National Negro Business League was founded.Source: https://thewright.org/index.php/explore/educational-resources/2013-11-28-11-27-37/today-in-black-history-8232014

AK Rose on 08/22/2018

This Day In Black History: August 22

By James U. Stead – National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Public Domain, LinkHenry Highland Garnet’s “Call to Rebellion” is issued.Source: https://northdallasgazette.com/2012/08/22/black-history-spotlight-for-august-22-henry-highland-garnet/

AK Rose on 08/21/2018

This Day In Black History: August 21

By Angela George, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=12312434Loretta Devine, an African-American actress, was born in Houston.Source: https://www.bet.com/news/national/2013/08/21/this-day-in-black-history-aug-21-1949.html