Today in Black History (August 6th)

On August 6, 1965 the American Voting Rights Act of 1965 was signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson.

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Today in Black History (August 4th)

Barack Obama was born August 4, 1961

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Today in Black History (July 13th)

July 13, 1863 the New York City Draft Riots began

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Today in Black History (July 11th)

The Niagara Movement (precursor of the NAACP) was founded July 11, 1905. This was the first significant black organized protest movement of the twentieth century.

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Today in Black History (July 5th)

July 5, 1975 Arthur Ashe became the first black man to win the Wimbledon singles’ championship.

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Today in Black History (June 24th)

The World Famous Apollo Theater opened June 24, 1933.

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Today in Black History: Juneteenth

June 19th, 1865 Union Major General Gordon Granger read General Order #3 to the people of Galveston, TX

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