Category: This Week In Black History

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September 11, 1977: Quincy Jones wins Emmy for musical composition On September 11, 1977, Quincy Jones won an Emmy for musical composition for the mi [...]
September 10, 1990: The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air premiers.  On September 10, 1990, one of the funniest African-American sitcoms was born. Fresh Prince [...]
September 9, 1968: Arthur Ashe becomes first black man to win the US Open. After spending three years ranked as the second-best amateur player in the [...]
September 8, 1901: Hendrik Verwoerd, prime minister of South Africa was born. Former Prime Minister of South Africa, Hendrik Frensch Verwoerd, was bo [...]
September 6, 1968 -  Swaziland was granted formal independence. On September 6 1968, Swaziland was granted formal independence within the Commonweal [...]
September 5, 1960 - Léopold Sédar Senghor, poet, writer and Senegalese politician elected president. Elected on September 5, 1960, Mr. Senghor presid [...]
September 4, 1981 - African-American pop sensation Beyoncé Knowles born. Beyoncé Giselle Knowles Carter is a hip hop and R&B singer, songwriter a [...]
September 3, 1838 - Abolitionist Frederick Douglass escaped from slavery On September 3 1838, abolitionist Frederick Douglass escaped from slavery. P [...]
September 2, 1885 - The Rock Springs Massacre took place. On September 2, 1885, a mob of white coal miners attacked their Chinese co-workers (both gr [...]
September 1, 1904: First African American athlete to win an Olympic games medal. The first African-American to win an Olympic games medal was George [...]
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