This Week In Black History

June 30, 2022

June 30, 1921 – Charles S. Gilping awarded Spingarn Medal for his performance in Eugene O’Neill’s Emperor Jones.

July 1, 1889 – Frederick Douglass named U.S. Minister to Haiti.

July 2, 1872 – Elijah McCoy patents his first self-lubricating locomotive engine. The quality of his inventions helped coin the phrase “The Real McCoy”.

July 3, 1688 – The Quakers in Germantown, PA., make the first formal protest against slavery.

July 4, 1900 – Trumpeter Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong, jazz pioneer, born.

July 5, 1892 – Andrew J. Beard patents rotary engine.

July 6, 1957 – Althea Gibson wins women’s singles title at Wimbledon, becoming first African American to win tennis’s most prestigious award.

 

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