This Week In Black History

July 14, 2022

July 14, 1955 – George Washington Carver Monument, first national park honoring an African American, is dedicated in Joplin, MO.

July 15, 1867 – Maggie Lena Walker, first woman and first African American to become president of a bank. July 16, 1862 – Anti- lynching activist Ida B. Wells Barnett born.

July 17, 1953 – Jesse D. Locker appointed U.S. Ambassador to Liberia

July 18, 1939 – Saxophonist Coleman Hawkins records “Body and Soul” one of the classics of jazz.

July 19, 1925 – Paris debut of Josephine Baker, entertainer, activist and humanitarian.

July 20, 1950 – First U.S. victory in Korea won by Black troops of the 24th Infantry Regiment.

 

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