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August 8, 1885: African-American inventor, William C. Carter, patented an umbrella stand (U.S. patent#323,397).



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August 9, 1936: Jesse Owens wins fourth gold medal at Summer Olympics in Berlin.



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August 10, 1989: Colin Powell is nominated Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff



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August 11, 1949: Peter Marray Marshall of New York appointed to American Medical Association's House of Delegates



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WEEKEND FACTS:

August 12, 1977: Steven Biko, leader of Black Consciousness Movement in South Africa, arrested.

August 13, 1981: Reagan administration undertakes its review of 30 federal regulations, including rules on civil rights to prevent job discrimination.

August 14, 1989: First National Black Theater Festival held in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.




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August 15, 1888: Granville T. Woods patents the electromechanical brake



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August 16, 1963: On sale this day was a stamp designed to commemorate the one-hundreth anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation. It was designed by George Olden which made him the first Black to design a U.S. postage stamp



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August 17, 1984: Born in Puerto Rico of Black and Hispanic heritage, Roberto Clemente was the second baseball player to be featured on a stamp on this day.



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August 18, 1859: Harriet Wilson's Our [Censored] is first novel published by a black writer



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September 7, 1954: Washington D.C. & Baltimore, Maryland public schools integrated



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Is it o.k if I resurrect this thread?


This was for yesterday, but I feel everyone should know this:


January 5th, 1943

January 5 is George Washington Carver Day.


George Washington Carver, Scientist, a brilliant agricultural chemist and discoverer of over 300 products from the peanut and sweet potato, died on this day in 1943. He was that was Nicknamed "the Peanut Man" and the "Wizard of Tuskegee," Carver headed the agricultural department of the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama and was one of the most prominent scientist of his day.
He was renowned for finding new uses for everyday items. Carver's research in improved farming techniques helped to revolutionize farming in America. He once wrote, "I wanted to know the name of every stone and flower and insect and bird and beast."





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January 6th, 1820

The first organized emigration to Africa begins when 86 free African Americans leave New York Harbor aboard the Mayflower of Liberia. They are bound for the British colony of Sierra Leone, which welcomes free African Americans and fugitive slaves.





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January 7, 1955


Famed contralto Marian Anderson made her debut at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City on January 7, 1955 as Ulrica in Verdi's Un ballo in maschera. She was the first African American to perform with the company.

Anderson was born in Philadelphia on February 27, 1897 and began her musical training at the age of six with the Union Baptist Church choir. Rejected by a local music school because of her race, Anderson had private voice lessons funded by her family, church, and friends. She toured the United States extensively, appearing in concerts and recitals, and, in 1925, won first prize in the New York Philharmonic voice contest. The contest yielded a number of performance dates, but it was not until she traveled to Europe that she gained major recognition.

Anderson encountered racial prejudice throughout her career, but the most famous incident of discrimination took place in 1939 when she was barred by the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) from performing at Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C. Several years earlier, the DAR responded to protests over mixed seating during performances of black artists by instituting a policy banning African-American artists from performing at the hall. First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt was the most prominent member to resign from the organization in protest. At the invitation of the federal government, Anderson performed before an audience of approximately 75,000 people at the Lincoln Memorial on Easter Sunday, April 9, 1939.


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February 13, 1970: Joseph L. Searles becomes the first black member of the New York Stock Exchange



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For January 14, 2007: Something that happened on this date in Black History:

In 1930, Biologist and pioneer of cell divsion, Ernest E Just, serves as V.P. of American Zoologists



For January 15, 2007: Something that happened on this date in Black History:

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority is the oldest Greek-letter organization established in America by black women. Founded in January 15, 1908, by nine students of Howard University in Washington DC.

Purpose:
To cultivate and encourage high scholastic and ethical standards. To promote unity and friendship among college women. To study and help alleviate problems concerning girls and women in order to improve the social stature. To maintain a progressive interest in college life, and to be of service to all mankind.




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