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Tue, 09.22.1925 story

Virginia Capers, Actress, and Singer born

*Virginia Capers was born on this date in 1925. She was an African American actress and singer.

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Sat, 09.22.1928 story

James Lawson Jr., Professor, and Activist born

*James Lawson, Jr. was born on this date in 1928.  He is a Black activist and university professor.   James Morris Lawson, Jr. was born to Philane May Cover and James Morris Lawson, Sr. in Uniontown, Pennsylvania. He was the sixth out of nine children. He grew up in Massillon, Ohio. Both Lawson’s father and grandfather were Methodist ministers. […]

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Mon, 09.22.1941 story

Jeremiah Wright, Minister, and Activist born

*Jeremiah Wright was born on this date in1941. He is an African American minister, educator and activist.

Jeremiah Alvesta Wright, Jr was born and raised in the Germantown section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is the son of Jeremiah Wright, Sr., a Baptist minister and Mary Elizabeth Henderson Wright, a schoolteacher and education administrator. Wright graduated from the Central High School of Philadelphia in 1959. From 1959 to 1961, Wright attended Virginia Union University and is a member of Omega Psi Phi fraternity, Zeta chapter.

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Fri, 09.22.1950 story

The First Black Person Receives the Nobel Peace Prize

*On this date in 1950, Ralph Bunche received the Nobel Prize. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace for his successful mediation of a series of armistice agreements between the (then) new nation of Israel and four Arab neighbors, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria.

It was the first, and to date it remains the only, time that all the parties to the Middle East conflict signed armistice agreements with Israel. In being awarded the Peace Prize, Bunche became the first African American and the first person of color in the world to be so honored.

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Tue, 09.22.1953 story

Julianne Malveaux, Economist, and Administrator born

*Julianne Malveaux was born on this date in 1953. She is an African American educator, activist and administrator. Malveaux is from San Francisco.

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Thu, 09.22.1960 story

Mali Gains Independence From France

*On this date in 1960, Mali, Africa gained independence from France. Following the withdrawal of Senegal from the federation in August 1960, the former Sudanese Republic became the Republic of Mali, with Modibo Keïta as president.   Keïta, whose Sudanese Union-African Democratic Rally (US/RDA) party had dominated pre-independence politics (as a member of the African Democratic Rally), declared a […]

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Thu, 09.22.1966 story

David Adjaye, Architect born

*David Adjaye was born on this date in 1966. He is a Black Ghanaian-British architect. Sir David Frank Adjaye was born in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The son of a Ghanaian diplomat, he moved to Britain at the age of nine. Upon graduating with a B.A. in Architecture from London South Bank University in 1990, he […]

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