This Week In Black History

July 7, 2022

July 7, 1948 – Cleveland Indians sign pitcher Leroy “Satchel” Paige.

July 8, 1943 – Faye Wattleton, first African American director of Planned Parenthood, born.

July 9, 1893 – Dr. Daniel Hale Williams performs first successful open-heart operation.

July 10, 1875 – Educator Mary McLeod Bethune, founder of Bethune-Cookman College, born.

July 11, 1905 – W.E.B. Dubois and William Monroe Trotter organize the Niagara Movement, which demanded abolition of all race distinctions.

July 12, 1949 – Frederick M. Jones patents air-conditioning unit used in food transportation vehicles.

July 13, 1965 – Thurgood Marshall becomes first African American appointed U.S. Solicitor General.

 

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