Category: This Week In Black History

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July 30, 2006, Congo Elections came to the purview of its citizenry after over 30 years in a military regime. This day marked the first multi-party e [...]
George Dixon on July 29, 1870 became the first black person to win a world boxing title. The first Black person to win a world boxing title, George D [...]
July 27, 2013: State Funeral Concluded for Murdered Opposition Leader. On the 27th day of July, 2013; A state funeral was held for the Tunisian oppos [...]
JULY 26, 1847; President Joseph J. Roberts declares the West African nation of Liberia an independent republic. The nation was primarily founded by f [...]
Anthony Johnson, a free Black who was probably one of the first twenty settlers, this day in 1651 received a grant of 250 acres of land in Northampto [...]
Today, July 23 1900, Pan-African Congress met in London. Among the leaders of the Congress were H. Sylvester Williams, a West Indian Lawyer with a Lo [...]
Francis Lewis Cardozo is the first black person in the U.S. to be elected to a state-wide political position. He was sworn into office on July 22 190 [...]
Mary Church Terrell founded National Association of Colored Women in Washington DC in the year 1896 precisely July 21. National Association of Colore [...]
July 20, 1868, the 14th Amendment, validating citizenship rights for all persons born or naturalized in the U.S., was ratified. On July 20, the 14th [...]
Charlotte M. Manye, a South African, was the first native African to graduate from an American University in 1901. Charlotte was a very good choriste [...]
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