This Week In Black History

June 2, 2022

June 2, 1971 – Samuel L. Gravely, Jr., becomes first African American admiral in U.S. Navy.

June 3, 1890 – L.H. Jones patents corn harvester.

June 4, 1972 – Angela Davis acquitted of all murder and conspiracy charges.

June 5, 1987 – Dr. Mae C. Jemison becomes first Black woman astronaut.

June 6, 1831 – First annual “People of Color” convention held in Philadelphia.

June 7, 1917 – Poetess Gwendolyn Brooks, first African American to win the Pulitzer Prize (Poetry 1950), born.

June 8, 1953 – Supreme Court ruling bans discrimination in Washington, DC restaurants.

 

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