This Week In Black History

April 28, 2022

April 28, 1839 – Cinque leads mutiny off the coast of Long Island, NY.

April 29, 1899 – Duke Ellington, jazz musician and composer, born.

April 30 1952 – Dr. Louis T. Wright honored by American Cancer Society for his contributions to cancer research.

May 1, 1867 – First four students enter Howard University.

May 2, 1920 – Indianapolis ABCs defeat Chicago Giants in first Negro National League Game. May 3, 1964 – Frederick O’Neal becomes first Black president of the Actor’s Equity Association.

May 4, 1961 – “Freedom Riders” begin protesting segregation of interstate bus travel in the South.

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