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Did You Know Aviator William J Powell Was Born on This Day?

This Day In History: July 27th Aviation pioneer and entrepreneur William J. Powell used his short-lived career to empower African-Americans and encourage them to get...

This Day in History: July 26th

Liberia Declares Independence The west African country of Liberia proclaimed its independence on July 26, 1847, making it the first democratic republic in African history....

This Day in History: July 24th

Ira Aldridge, the First Black Shakespearean Actor, Was Born Pushing social boundaries allowed Ira Frederick Aldridge to achieve international success as an actor. Aldridge, the...

Did You Know Pioneer Physician, Louis T. Wright, Was Born on This Day?

This Day In History: July 23rd Renowned medical professional, civil rights activist and army veteran are amongst the many titles held by the late Louis...

This Day in History: July 21st

Dame Mary Eugenia, the First Female Prime Minister in the Caribbean, Was Born Lawyer and politician Dame Mary Eugenia Charles marked her place in history...

Did You Know the First African-American Mayor of St. Louis Was Born on This Day?

This Day In History: July 20th Prior to 1993, the city of St. Louis, Missouri, never had an African-American mayor but that all changed with...

This Day in History: July 18th

5 Things About Nelson Mandela, Who Was Born on This Day Nelson Mandela, the first Black president of South Africa and father of South African...

Did You Know Legendary Actress Diahann Carroll Was Born on This Day?

This Day In History: July 17th Legendary actress and performer, Diahann Carroll, began her career during the 1950s and earned more than 50 acting credits...

Did You Know John Stanard Patented Improvements for the Refrigerator on This Day?

This Day In History: July 14th Due to modern-day comforts, one often associates the freezer and refrigerator as a single appliance but prior to the...

This Day in History: July 14th

Creator of Kwanzaa Was Born Dr. Maulana Karenga, professor of Africana Studies at California State University (Long Beach), was born on July 14, 1941, in...

This Day in History: July 13th

The Northwest Ordinance of 1787 Was Passed On July 13, 1787, the Northwest Ordinance, which outlawed slavery in the Northwest territories, was passed. The Northwest...

Did You Know the Niagara Movement Began on This Day?

This Day In History: July 11th In the wake of failed Reconstruction attempts and Jim Crow tactics, prominent African-American intellectuals rallied together to combat the...

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