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The Week In Black History

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October 31, 1896 – Actress, singer Ethel Waters born.November 1, 1991 – Judge Clarence Thomas is formally seated at the
106th associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.

November 2, 1954 – Charles C. Diggs elected Michigan’s first African
American congressman.

November 1, 1991 – Judge Clarence Thomas is formally seated at the
106th associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.

November 2, 1954 – Charles C. Diggs elected Michigan’s first African
American congressman.

November 3, 1981 – Thirman L. Milner elected mayor of Hartford,
Connecticut, becoming first Black mayor in New England.

November 4, 1879 – Thomas Elkins patents refrigeration apparatus.

November 5, 1968 – Shirley Chisolm of Brooklyn, N.Y., becomes the
first African American woman elected to Congress.

November 6, 1901 – James Weldon Johnson and J. Rosamond Johnson
compose “Lift Every Voice and Sing”, widely regarded as the Black
national anthem.

November 7, 1989 – L. Douglas Wilder is elected governor of
Virginia,, becoming the nation’s first Black governor since the
Reconstruction.

 

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October 31, 2008 at 4:44 pm

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