This Week In Black History

June 9, 2022

June 9, 1995 – Lincoln J. Ragsdale, pioneer fighter pilot of World War II, dies.

June 10, 1854 – James Augustine Healy, first African American Roman Catholic bishop, is ordained.

June 11, 1912 – Joseph H. Dickson patents player piano.

June 12, 1963 – Medgar W. Evers, civil rights leader, is assassinated in Jackson, MS.

June 13, 1967 – Thurgood Marshall nominated to the U.S. Supreme Court by President Lyndon Johnson.

June 14, 1864 – Congress rules that African American soldiers must receive equal pay.

June 15, 1913 – Dr. Effie O’Neal, first Black woman to hold an executive position in the American Medical Association, born.


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